13 September 2012
Ceremony held at the airport to mark start of operations
DUBAI, U.A.E., and Kingdom of Bahrain, 13th September 2012:marhaba, the well-known meet and greet service celebrated the launch of its services at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
marhaba, whose familiar teams of agents have been assisting passengers for over 20 years at Dubai International Airport recently began operations at BIA after successfully winning the contract to provide a range of meet and greet services and lounge facilities to enhance the passenger experience at Bahrain airport.
The event was attended by representatives from Bahrain Airport Company, Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA), Police, Ministry Of Interior, Immigration, Customs Authorities and marhaba management.
marhaba services offered at BIA include a comprehensive range of premium passenger handling services for passengers both arriving and departing; transfer and porter services; assistance with arranging hotel accommodation and visa processing; relaxing and convenient passengers lounges as well as chauffeur services to/from the airport.
“During 20 successful years of marhaba operations we’ve worked hard to establish ourselves as a known and trusted brand. The time is now right to expand outside Dubai and we have chosen to invest in Bahrain to bring the marhaba reliability, quality and efficiency to the visitors and residents of Bahrain,” said Mr. Ismail Ali Albanna – Executive Vice President of marhaba.
The new marhaba services at BIA - whilst operating for just over a month - have already drawn positive feedback from passengers. Currently with 35 staff, the majority of whom are Bahraini nationals, the operation is predicted to grow over the coming months and further recruitment locally in Bahrain is already taking place in readiness.
“Our core objective at Bahrain Airport Company is to advance the contribution of Bahrain International Airport to the economy by enhancing BIA’s status, infrastructure and benefits to all stakeholders, passengers and users of its facilities. That is why we are glad to welcome a new partner that will further the success of our airport,” said Mohamad Yusif Al Binfalah, CEO of Bahrain Airport Company. “Bringing an experienced company to operate our meet and greet services will raise our standard of services to an international level,” he continued.
Bookings formarhabaservices in Bahrain can be made by calling into the airport and visiting the sales counter. From the end of September bookings for Bahrain can also be made online at www.marhabaservices.com