Published on : Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Plaza Premium Group (the Group), the pioneer and industry leader in providing Premium Airport Services, and Qingdao International Airport Group (QIAG) recently signed a Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement (Framework Agreement) to pave the way for strengthening future collaboration on premium airport services.
Mr. Song Hoi-see, Founder and CEO of the Group and Mr. Jiao Yongquan, Chairman of QIAG jointly signed the Framework Agreement in Qingdao on 2 November 2016. The two parties will collectively develop premium airport services. This Framework Agreement has ushered in a new arena of collaboration, and charted a new direction for the deployment of future initiatives, fostering profound significance and influence towards long-term development between both parties with an aim to achieve win-win situation. The two sides will also leverage its unique advantages in accordance with the guiding principles of “complementary collaboration, mutual benefits, friendly cooperation, and joint development” to support the middle- to long-term development capacity and competitive edges of respective parties. Discussion on cooperative projects will be conducted to provide impetus to preparation and implementation work after signing the Framework Agreement.
“As a multinational enterprise headquartered in Hong Kong, Plaza Premium Group attaches great important to the emerging Chinese market, and thus we are glad to partner with QIAG to spearhead the advancement of premium airport services and enhance the seamless airport experience for travellers.” Mr. Song continued, “This strategic cooperation further demonstrates our Group’s commitment to the Chinese market since the opening of the world’s first co-branded airport lounge, No. 77 China Eastern Plaza Premium Lounge, as a result of our partnership with China Eastern Airlines in Shanghai Pudong International Airport last year.”
“In an effort to become one of the world’s leading airport, Qingdao Airport has accorded priority to constantly enhance travellers’ experience. Plaza Premium Group is globally recognized as a proven leader in Premium Airport Services, and we are very happy to join force with Plaza Premium in enhancing travellers’ experience together.
This strategic cooperation also marks a solid step leaped forward by QIAG along the path of internationalization.” commented by Mr. Jiao, “The construction of the new Qingdao Airport provides valuable opportunity for the development of QIAG and I believe this strategic partnership will reap mutual benefits.” concluded Mr. Jiao.
Apart from running Plaza Premium Lounge, the world’s largest independent airport lounge network, the Group also has specialised departments, including Learning & Development, I.T. and Procurement, to manage and operate airport lounges for airlines, alliances and corporate partners. In addition, the Group provides tailored and full-fledged premium airport lounge design, management and operation solutions for corporate clients worldwide and endeavours to enhance airport experience for travellers in partnership with airport authorities across the world.