MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Marhaba, part of dnata and a leading global airport hospitality brand, has significantly expanded its presence in the Philippines. In addition to its popular airport lounges at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), it has launched its globally renowned Meet & Greet services and will open additional facilities at Clark International Airport (CRK).
Starting from May, arriving, departing and transiting passengers can take advantage of marhaba’s signature Meet & Greet services at the airport’s new Terminal 2 building. Marhaba’s dedicated agents will provide a warm welcome to customers and fast track them through the airport formalities, right up until the arrival area or departure gate.
Clark passengers can soon further enhance their journey by visiting marhaba’s newest airport lounges. The two facilities, which are scheduled to open in November 2023, will feature comfortable seating for up to 160 guests, and offer Wi-Fi and all-day dining with an international cuisine. Marhaba’s Meet & Greet Gold customers will benefit from free lounge access.
By 2024, marhaba will offer meet & greet services and operate four lounges at two airports in The Philippines with a team of 80 local hospitality professionals.
“We are proud to announce further expansion of our airport hospitality business in the Philippines. Taking advantage of dnata’s extensive experience in air and catering services, we pride ourselves in offering world-class quality for our customers across our global network. Our Meet & Greet and Lounge services have been designed to fully meet the needs of passengers of all travel classes, contributing to an excellent airport experience at every stage of the journey,” said Margaret Yu, CEO of dnata The Philippines.
marhaba, which means ‘welcome’ in Arabic, was launched in the UAE to help passengers arriving in or departing from Dubai International airport. The popularity of meet & greet services has grown exponentially in line with Dubai’s growth as a major international travel hub, and marhaba has continually expanded its product offering with a growing list of services and extra options designed to make the passenger airport experience as comfortable as possible.
In recent years marhaba has significantly expanded its network to provide world-class hospitality and deliver a safe and memorable airport experience for more travelers globally. It currently operates 18 airport lounges in seven countries, including the UAE, Australia, Switzerland, Pakistan, Singapore, Tanzania (Zanzibar) and the Philippines, offering guests a consistent brand and service experience at each airport. In the UAE, Australia, Switzerland and the Philippines, passengers can further enhance their journey by booking marhaba’s signature Meet & Greet services.
Travelers can relax and refresh before boarding their flight at marhaba lounges by presenting eligible credit cards or other lounge access programs, or with purchase upon entry. In addition to marhaba’s products, customers can also book access to over 400 lounges and Meet & Greet services provided by the brand’s global partners on its website.
The marhaba brand is part of dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers. A trusted partner or over 300 airline customers, dnata offers ground handling, cargo and catering services in 38 countries.