Plaza Premium says it will open new lounges in Toronto (YYZ) and Jakarta (CGK) next year as part of its $100 million global expansion. The company said its Toronto lounge, opening in Q2 of 2020 in Terminal 3, will represent the biggest independent paid access lounge in all of Canada. It has six other lounges at the airport.
Plaza Premium also operates one lounge at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International’s Terminal 3, where it’s planning a new and bigger Plaza Premium First lounge concept. It will also offer its meet-and-greet service Allways.
The company said it will open Plaza Premium lounges at two new locations at its “birthplace,” Hong Kong Airport (HKG), in December and January. It recently closed its Arrivals lounge at the airport’s Terminal 2.
Other lounges in the works for the company in the next year include locations in Sydney (SYD), Denver (DEN) and Dallas (DFW). This month, the company will debut a lounge at Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3.
“2019 and 2020 mark a big leap forward for Plaza Premium Group and we are committed to serving over 16 million travellers by the end of 2020, a 10 per cent increase compared to where we are now,” said Song Hoi-see, CEO, Plaza Premium Group. “In addition to opening in 15 new locations by the end of 2020 as part of our $50 million investment, we continue to strengthen our leading position in the existing markets by creating a holistic departure, transit and arrival experience.”
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