Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 31 October 2014

PASSENGER LOUNGES

Plaza Premium Lounge opens first transit hotel at Bengaluru Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

INDIA. The leading passenger lounge operator has opened a hotel offering hourly rates for transfer passengers in the airport’s domestic terminal.

Denver International Airport to launch commercial RFPs from November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

USA. A series of 11 tenders will cover areas including speciality retail and food & beverage as well as a common-use passenger lounge.

The Moodie Report Interview: XpresSpa talks global growth plans

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

USA. As fast-growing airport wellness brand XpresSpa opens its 50th airport outlet, Chairman Moreton Binn talks about about the company's ambitions.

'World first' as London Heathrow opens Personal Shopping Lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport has announced the opening of what it says is the world’s first Personal Shopping Lounge in an airport, at its new Terminal 2.

Comment: Tapping into the non-aeronautical revenue opportunity

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. In an opinion piece written for The Moodie Report, former senior Fraport Group executive Jan Laufs outlines his views on the major non-aeronautical opportunities for airports.

Hamad International Airport unveils new Al Mourjan Business Lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

QATAR. The new Al Mourjan Business Lounge, at 10,000sq m one of the largest in the world, opens at Hamad International Airport for Qatar Airways passengers.

Plaza Premium set to open first European lounge at Heathrow T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

UK. Plaza Premium Lounge launches its first European operation at London Heathrow Terminal 2 this week, with two more outlets to follow at the UK hub.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens first independent airport lounge in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

CHINA (MACAU). The new lounge at Macau International Airport offers a resting area, complimentary Wi-Fi, a range of food options and a meet-and-greet service.

No.1 Traveller launches new casual lounge concept at London Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

UK. No.1 Traveller has created a new take on airport lounges with the launch of My Lounge, offering a games room for kids, study area and free Wi-Fi facilities.

Plaza Premium Lounge to open at Winnipeg Richardson Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/05/14

CANADA. The pay-per-use lounge operator continues its rapid expansion with its twelfth airport lounge in Canada, open later this year, offering access from C$40.

Plaza Premium Lounge counts down to European debut at London Heathrow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/14

Plaza Premium Lounge is making its first foray into Europe with the opening of a new lounge in London Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal 2 on 4 June.

Munich Airport opens new preflight recreation area for passengers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

GERMANY. The 220sq m recreation area in the airport’s Terminal 2 Level G is free of charge for all passengers and has 34 reclining seats and 20 business stations.

Changi named World’s Best Airport by Skytrax; Hong Kong & Heathrow top dining & shopping

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Singapore Changi repeats last year's success at Skytrax's World Airport Awards, being named the world's top airport. Read on for full results.

Plaza Premium opens lounges at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

Plaza Premium Lounge has extended its Indian network with two new pay-in lounges at Kempegowda Airport's International and Domestic Departure terminals.

Atlanta Airport on track to complete three-year concession overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/14

USA. The airport has opened 122 out of 152 new concessions after launching its redevelopment in 2011, with the rest set to open by the end of the year.

Clear Channel and Adlux create global luxury airport advertising network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The agreement creates a combined network of 146 private jet terminals that brands can engage with via a single point of contact.

Plaza Premium Lounge unveils newly renovated Vancouver flagship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/14

CANADA. Plaza Premium Lounge has reopened its revamped flagship lounge at Vancouver International Airport, hailed as the largest pay-per-use lounge in Canada.

'Spectacular, Sensational, Exceptional': Abu Dhabi Airports unveils tender details

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports calls on retailers and brand owners to “tear up the blue prints” and create a ‘wow’ factor' for travellers at the Midfield Terminal Building.

Bangalore International launches range of new passenger services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/01/14

INDIA. Bangalore International Airport Ltd boosts its consumer offer with a series of new concepts, including porter and 'meet and assist' services.

Abu Dhabi Airports strikes hotel and lounges deal with Plaza Premium

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/13

UAE. Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited will renovate, manage and operate Abu Dhabi International Airport’s hotel and lounges in terminals 1 and 2.

L’Oréal Group Travel Retail signs up as Platinum Partner of The Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/13

THAILAND/INTERNATIONAL. L’Oréal Group Travel Retail is the latest major industry company to become a Platinum Partner of The Trinity Forum, following Mondelez World Travel Retail's recent pledge of support for the event, which will be hosted by King Power International Group of Companies in Bangkok from 26-28 February 2014.

Plaza Premium Lounge celebrates opening of Hong Kong flagship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/13

HONG KONG. Plaza Premium Lounge marked the opening of its flagship facility at Hong Kong Airport yesterday with a cocktail reception and opening ceremony.

Plaza Premium officially opens Asia’s largest pay-in lounge in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/13

HONG KONG. The 24-hour flagship, centrally located in HKIA’s West Hall and measuring 15,000sq ft, is hailed as the largest pay-in lounge in Asia.

Sanya Phoenix Airport issues VIP terminal retail and F&B tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report China* - 01/11/13

CHINA. The opportunity at the Hainan Island airport includes a 215sq m duty paid store, 1,900sq m of F&B space and a 160sq m bar.

Plaza Premium Lounge reveals new website and booking system

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/13

INTERNATIONAL. The website has a more contemporary feel and features a new booking system for the network of more than 110 lounges.

Plaza Premium previews Asia’s largest pay-in airport lounge in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/13

HONG KONG. Plaza Premium Lounge has revealed the first images of its new flagship pay-in lounge at Hong Kong International, which opens next month.

Plaza Premium set to make European debut with lounge at Heathrow T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/13

UK. Plaza Premium Lounge is to make its debut in Europe with a pay-in lounge at Heathrow’s new Terminal 2, which is scheduled to open in June 2014.

Plaza Premium extends Indian network with lounges at Bengaluru Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/13

INDIA. Plaza Premium Lounge is to make its debut at Bengaluru International Airport, with two pay-in-lounges in Departures plus a day hotel at the location.

New Tom Bradley International Terminal opens in style at LAX

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/09/13

USA. The spectacular new Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport opened to passengers yesterday. UPDATED STORY.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens new organic airport spa at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/08/13

SINGAPORE. Wellness Spa offers a range of spa treatments using certified organic products by premium organic skincare brand Jasmin Aromatique.

Plaza Premium Lounge celebrates 15 years, sets sights on new hubs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/13

HONG KONG. The company is looking to expand into new airports and open more lounges at existing hubs as it targets 50 new locations by 2015.

Abu Dhabi Airports Company to open new VIP Terminal in final quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/13

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports Company is set to open Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new VIP Terminal in Q4 of this year, run by National Aviation Services.

Plaza Premium Lounge marks anniversary with new HKIA outlet

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/08/13

HONG KONG. Plaza Premium's new flagship lounge at Hong Kong International presents new design, more interactive services and extra facilities.

Belfast International Airport links with Chauntry for parking system

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/06/13

UK. Northern Ireland’s busiest airport is using the Chauntry Parkspace system to sell car park spaces, lounge entry and priority security access.

Pernod Ricard and British Airways open luxury whisky bar at Glasgow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/05/13

SCOTLAND. Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has opened The Glenlivet Whisky Bar and Snug at the British Airways Executive Lounge at Glasgow Airport.

Plaza Premium opens second lounge at Penang International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/05/13

MALAYSIA. Plaza Premium opens a second pay-in lounge at Penang Airport’s International Departure Hall; it already has one in the Domestic Hall.

Munich Airport opens new care and playing area for children

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/13

GERMANY. The new facility offers parents the chance to explore the airport while their children are looked after and entertained.

Plaza Premium opens pay-in lounge at Kuching International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/13

MALAYSIA. Plaza Premium has opened its first lounge at Kuching International Airport, located in the Domestic Terminal directly after security.

Inframérica begins negotiations for key commercial outlets at Brasilia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/13

BRAZIL. Inframérica is entering negotiations for over 50 new retail and F&B outlets at Brasilia Airport to open before the FIFA World Cup in June 2014.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens airport lounge at Kota Kinabalu

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/03/13

The new pay-in lounge at the Sabah state capital's airport joins six other facilities operated by Plaza Premium Lounge across Malaysia.

Singapore Airlines opens new SilverKris Lounge at Incheon

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/13

SOUTH KOREA. The new facility joins 14 SilverKris Lounges around the world open to the airline’s PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite Gold members.

Middle East debut for gategroup with new Al Bateen airport catering facility

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/13

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports Company and gategroup have opened an Executive Gourmet catering facility at Al Bateen Executive Airport.

Virgin Atlantic to launch first 'commercial art gallery in the sky'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/13

UK. The airline looks to boost passengers' inflight retail and entertainment experience with the first in a series of collaborations with famous artists.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens flagship airport lounge at Toronto Pearson

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/12/12

CANADA. Plaza Premium Lounge has expanded its network in Canada with the opening of a pay-in lounge at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Plaza Premium opens fourth generation pay-in lounge at Edmonton Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/12

Canada. Plaza Premium seeking to provide travellers with a “warming and welcoming ambience” at latest Edmonton lounge.

Vancouver Airport plans new domestic commercial area as WestJet grows

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/12

CANADA. Vancouver Airport Authority will issue speciality retail and food & beverage RFPs next year for a new retail corridor between Piers A and B.

Plaza Premium Lounge teams up with Children’s Wish Foundation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/12

Plaza Premium Lounge is launching a fundraising initiative in its Canadian airport lounges in aid of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

Malaysia Airports salutes service excellence among concessionaires

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/12

MALAYSIA. Malaysia Airports has saluted service standards among its leading commercial concessionaires with a series of Excellence Awards.

Bangalore Airport issues RFP for lounge and hotel concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/12

INDIA. Bangalore International Airport Limited is seeking interested parties to bid for a series of lounges plus a hotel concession in the extended T1.

Plaza Premium Lounge unveils new airport lounge in Kuala Lumpur

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/12

MALAYSIA. Plaza Premium Lounge Management this week inaugurated what it hails as Malaysia’s largest commercial and pay-in lounge at KLIA.