First National Bank Mozambique (FNB) and National Aviation Services (NAS) have inaugurated a lounge at the international terminal of the Maputo International Airport
The FNB Lounge by Pearl Assist was officially inaugurated by General João Martins de Abreu, chairman and CEO of Institute for Civil Aviation of Mozambique, Emanuel Chavez, chairman of Aeroportos de Moçambique (ADM), Paulo Pereira, deputy director general of FNB Mozambique, and David Henderson, group chief commercial officer at NAS.
Operated by NAS Pearl Assist, the FNB lounge is located on the first floor of the Maputo International Airport departures terminal and caters to Platinum and Black Card Limited customers of FNB and First Rand. Card holders will be able to access the lounge by presenting a valid FNB or First Rand credit or debit card and international boarding pass.
The 250 sq m FNB lounge designed by NAS can seat 55 guests at full capacity. It has food and drink options, free Wi-Fi, a business centre, a selection of reading material, shower facilities as well as a separate entertainment area for kids.
NAS currently operates 31 lounges across Africa, the Middle East and Asia, at major airports in countries like Kuwait, UAE, Egypt, Morocco and Rwanda.
Henderson said, “As we see an increase in foreign investments into the country, it is increasingly important to offer world class facilities to local as well as international travellers. With NAS’s expertise in lounge management, investment into resources and handpicked service teams, we are sure to offer FNB customers, as well as other guests the best in terms of comfort and luxury.”
The lounges of the FirstRand group are already present in countries such as Namibia, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa.
The opening of the lounge is in line with revitalising and modernising the services of the financial institution for its customers.