South African bank manages departures hall at Mozambique’s main airport

22 June 2017

The First National Bank (FNB) of South Africa will start managing a new departures hall at Maputo International Airport for the next five years, with an additional five-year renewal option under a partnership established with National Aviation Services (NAS), the bank said in a statement.

The FNB, which is present in Mozambique through FNB Moçambique with 16 branches, also reported that it in 2016 it was awarded the tender to manage the new “platinum” room that will serve the business passengers and passengers from other airlines.

The room is 250 square metres, can accommodate up to 80 passengers and has a dining area, a fully equipped business centre, smoking area and a children’s playground.

With Maputo joining its network, NAS, one of the fastest growing aviation service providers in emerging markets, now operates in 31 airport lounges in 12 countries.

NAS also manages the ground services of seven of the top ten airlines in the Middle East, India and Africa and is certified by the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO). (macauhub)