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National Aviation Services (NAS)  and NAC2000 Corporation this week launched their Pearl Lounge at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) in Lusaka, Zambia. The lounge located at the new terminal is part of Zambia Airports Corporation Limited’s (ZACL) efforts to upgrade international airports in the country. Last June, ZACL awarded a five-year tender to NAS and NAC2000 to build and operate an exclusive departure lounge catering to passengers travelling out from Lusaka. The 588 square meter Pearl Lounge includes comfortable seating, food and beverages, free Wi-Fi access as well as a children’s play area among other facilities.

A number of dignitaries including Mr. Frederick Mwalusaka, Zambian Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Logistics, Mr. Gabriel Lesa, Director General of Zambia Civil Aviation Authority and Ms. Maggie Banda, Acting MD of ZACL attended the launch event. In his speech at the opening, Mr. Mwalusaka said, “I would like to applaud this joint venture between NAS and NAC2000. This is a good example of local and foreign partnerships that create more quality products and services and employment opportunities in Zambia. It is the hope that such ventures within our new airport are the beginning of a new era for travel from Lusaka.”

Guy Michel Yazbek, Group Director, Lounges&Meet and Assist Services at NAS highlighted “We are excited to be working with the ZACL and the Ministry of Transport and Logistics in Zambia. The launch of our new Pearl Lounge is significant. Not only because it is located at the largest airport in Zambia but also because we won this tender in the middle of a global pandemic when the aviation industry was on a downturn. The KKIA airport serves as a hub for domestic and international flights and the new lounge is the perfect space for passengers to relax and unwind or catch up on last minute work before they fly. We would like to take this opportunity to thank ZACL for the confidence and trust invested in the NAS and NAC2000 partnership. We also would like to emphasize on NAS’ commitment to Zambia and our willingness to expand our participation in the Zambian aviation industry.”

 

Last Updated on February 10, 2022 by MEA Aviation

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