Karachi: Gerry’s dnata, the largest ground handler in Pakistan, has opened a new marhaba lounge at Jinnah International Airport - Karachi, further developing its portfolio and cementing its position as a key aviation partner in the country. The lounge was inaugurated by Gary Chapman – President, dnata and Muhammad Zubair, Governor of Sindh.
Located at International departures, the marhaba lounge will serve the premium passenger of Emirates from the airline’s five daily flights to Dubai. A part of the international marhaba lounge network, the new lounge will be operated by Gerry’s dnata, and offers an even greater choice to passengers departing from Karachi airport to spend their travel time in comfort. Over 40 staff have been recruited locally to support the new lounge.
Open 24-hours a day, the marhaba lounge offers all-day dining, a special kids area, business centre, relaxation zone, and a dedicated elevator for passenger who need wheelchair assistance or have heavy luggage.
The lounge also offers free Wi-Fi, a food service with an enhanced buffet selection and marhaba representatives to assist passengers as needed.
“Gerry’s dnata is at the forefront of industry innovation and we are always looking at ways to enhance and build on the service we offer our customers. marhaba is very popular lounge offering and we are extremely pleased to be able to bring this successful brand to Karachi; we believe it will fulfil the needs of discerning travellers,” said Gary Chapman, President dnata. “In keeping with the increasing traffic at Karachi airport, we anticipate serving more than 20,000 customers a year. As more passengers discover the ease and delight of travelling with our help, we look forward to an even more exciting future.”
marhaba was launched in December 1991 to help passengers arriving in or departing from Dubai International airport. From speedy clearance through arrivals or departures to helping with transfers, baggage and family travel, marhaba ensures a swift, smooth and safe passage through Terminals 1, 2 and 3 at Dubai International airport, Al Maktoum International airport and Bahrain International airport. marhaba also operates lounges in Dubai (DXB and DWC) and Bahrain, with plans to further expand the network this year.