Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 07 February 2016


Fraport and Lufthansa join forces to expand digital shopping at Frankfurt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

GERMANY. An online shopping platform for departing passengers is the first to launch at the airport’s lounges, with inflight services to follow later this year.

Dubai International trials Concourse D as countdown to opening begins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

UAE. Dubai Airports is entering the next phase of testing for the new Concourse D, which will house 8,400sq m of retail led by Dubai Duty Free plus a strong F&B offer.

Plaza Premium makes Cambodian debut with Phnom Penh Airport lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

CAMBODIA. Plaza Premium Group opens the first pay-in lounge at a Cambodian airport, at Phnom Penh International, with another to follow in Siem Reap.

Plaza Premium Lounge captures Changi T2 speciality F&B concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/16

SINGAPORE. Airport lounge management specialist Plaza Premium Group makes a vital breakthrough at Changi T2 by winning a key restaurant concession.

GVK Lounge at Mumbai International T2 takes major travel award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/15

INDIA. The Travel Food Services and Performa GVK Lounge at Mumbai International T2 is named the best of the best in key travel awards.

Plaza Premium Lounge scoops Hong Kong Airport service award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

HONG KONG. Plaza Premium Lounge has claimed the ‘Most Helpful Company’ award in Hong Kong Airport Authority’s ‘Give Me 5 in the Airport’ campaign.

Plaza Premium Group unveils healthy dining concept Flight Club at KLIA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/15

MALAYSIA. Plaza Premium Group opens Flight Club, its first “airport-born international F&B concept” in Departures at Kuala Lumpur International.

Priority Pass names EuroAirport Skyview as world’s best airport lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. Crown Lounge at Amman Queen Alia and Louis Tavern CIP First Class Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi are among regional winners.

Plaza Premium Group Founder Song Hoi-see wins major accolade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/15

MALAYSIA. Major recognition for the inspirational creator of a 1998 start-up that has become a global powerhouse in the airport world.

Plaza Premium teams with airline for co-branded lounge at Shanghai Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/15

CHINA. Airport services provider partners with China Eastern Airlines to open 1,800sq m lounge open to all travellers regardless of airline or class.

Heathrow Express the launch partner as FLIO app adds payment system

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/15

UK. In-app functionality allows users to purchase lounge access and train tickets as FLIO extends service to new areas of the airport experience.

Plaza Premium opens new SkyTeam lounge at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/15

HONG KONG. Plaza Premium Group partners with SkyTeam to manage the airline group’s new lounge at Hong Kong International, which opened last week.

Mould-breaking Mumbai airport lounge wins major award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/11/15

INDIA. The TFS and Performa operated GVK Lounge has been named as Asia’s leading airport lounge at the World Travel Awards 2015.

ALD lounges in Phoenix and Atlanta boosted by HMSHost restaurant menus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

USA. ‘The Club’ customers will be able to order dishes from popular local restaurants as part of the collaboration between the two companies.

Oman Airports set to issue RFPs for latest retail and services contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company will this week launch RFPs for a range of retail categories and services at New Muscat International Airport.

Plaza Premium Group reveals new airport service brands amid expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Airport services provider Plaza Premium Group has announced its latest expansion plans and unveiled details of forthcoming brands and locations.

Priority Pass unveils new look and extended range of services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/10/15

UK. The independent lounge access programme introduces a new-look website, enhanced smartphone apps and digital membership cards.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens at Winnipeg International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

CANADA. Plaza Premium Group opened a new airport lounge at Winnipeg Richardson International this week, as it extends its presence in Canada.

Kids’ digital play centre at Brisbane Airport allows adults to focus on retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/09/15

AUSTRALIA. Play9 Kids Zone features interactive and free games and challenges, which the company says improves the retail journey for adults.

New York LaGuardia revitalises food and retail offer in Terminal B

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

USA. The redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport Terminal B’s retail and food & drinks offer, featuring new concepts and brands, is being marked with a two-week celebration.

Chicago Dpt of Aviation calls Midway Airport Concessions ‘Industry Day’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/15

USA. The Chicago Department of Aviation has announced a Midway Airport Concessions ‘Industry Day’ through The Moodie Report.

First independent passenger lounge opens at Heathrow's Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/15

UK. The Swissport and Collinson Group operated lounge will feature a British-inspired seasonal menu, reclining loungers and Bliss Spa’s first ever airport location.

Plaza Premium Lounge Management renamed as Plaza Premium Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

HONG KONG. Airport services provider Plaza Premium Lounge Management has been rebranded as Plaza Premium Group, as it marks 17 years in business.

Plaza Premium refuels Heathrow T2 passengers with Power Breakfast

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

UK. Airport Services company Plaza Premium Lounge has launched a Power Breakfast initiative at its Arrivals lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 2.

Plaza Premium Lounge Management opens new facility at Changi T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/15

SINGAPORE. Airport services provider Plaza Premium Lounge Management has launch its new independent lounge at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1.

Los Angeles World Airports and Delta complete renovation of LAX T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

USA. Los Angeles World Airports and Delta Air Lines have completed the US$229 million renovation of Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 5.

Picture Gallery: Plaza Premium Lounge Management opens at Heathrow T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

UK. Plaza Premium Lounge Management officially opened its first independent lounge at London Heathrow T4 on Friday; we bring you images of the ceremony.

Plaza Premium Lounge Management opens at London Heathrow T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

UK. Airport services company Plaza Premium Lounge Management has opened the first independent lounge in Departures at London Heathrow Terminal 4.

TFS and Performa bring Mumbai Food Festival to Mumbai Airport T2 lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

INDIA. Travel Food Services and Performa capture the spirit of Mumbai with the launch of the first Mumbai Food Festival at the GVK Lounge of Mumbai Airport T2.

Plaza Premium confirms eight new airport lounge projects amid expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited has confirmed eight new lounge projects for 2015, as it expands its network around the world.

Plaza Premium Lounge strikes partnership with Cambodia Airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

CAMBODIA. Plaza Premium Lounge has been appointed to design and operate the airport lounges in the new extensions of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports.

London Luton launches major commercial tender programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

UK. London Luton Airport announces a major commercial tender programme via The Moodie Report, embracing 47 units and 7,027sq m of retail and F&B space.

London Stansted Airport reveals £8 million Departures area expansion plans

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/15

UK. London Stansted has announced the next phase of its airport transformation: an £8 million upgrade of its Satellite One departure gate area.

Plaza Premium opens new American Express Lounge at Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/15

AUSTRALIA. The new lounge, exclusive to a number of American Express premium Card Members, marks Plaza Premium’s first venture into the Australian market.

Çelebi Ground Handling unveils new lounges at Budapest Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

HUNGARY. The refurbished lounges at Terminal 2B and the General Aviation Terminal cater to premium airline cardholders and VIP travellers.

MasterCard opens new lounge at Budapest Airport SkyCourt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/12/14

HUNGARY. MasterCard has opened a new lounge for premium MasterCard holders in Hungary, which is nearly +50% larger than the previous one it opened in 2011.

Plaza Premium set to open Arrivals Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

UK. Airport services company Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited opens Heathrow’s first independently operated Arrivals Lounge at T2 this week.

TFS and Performa open premium passenger lounge at Mumbai Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/14

INDIA.The 30,000sq ft GVK Lounge, the first common-user facility in the world to be used just by premium passengers, opened at the airport this week.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens Al Reem Lounge at Abu Dhabi International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

UAE. Plaza Premium Lounge has unveiled the newly renovated Al Reem Lounge – redesigned with local touches – at Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal 1.

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.