NAS Wins Tender to Provide Meet-and-Assist and Lounge Services at Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport
posted on Sep 19, 2015
National Logistics Services Egypt, a subsidiary of the NAS Group, has been awarded a tender by Egyptian Airports Company to provide premium meet-and-assist and lounge services at Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport, one of the top 10 busiest airports in Africa.
NAS will offer Pearl Assist, a world-class meet-and-assist service for the estimated 7 million passengers travelling through Terminals 1 and 2 of Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport each year.
Pearl Assist is managed by NAS and is aimed at providing passengers with seamless services from the moment they arrive at the airport until the moment they depart. For example, Pearl Assist will ensure travelers are promptly met and escorted on arrival and departure. Pearl Assist will help travelers to obtain expedited visa upon arrival and be guided through immigration clearance, baggage claim and finally, to their transportation pick-up point.
NAS has also started operating a lounge at both terminals since June 2015. The Pearl Lounge provides passengers with a wide range of services before they board a flight, including comfortable seats, charging stations, complimentary Wi-Fi, a play area for kids, and an assortment of snacks and beverages. The Pearl Lounge is accessible to special cardholders such as Priority Pass and Airport Angel members, employees of premium banks, and business class passengers.
Hassan El-Houry, CEO of NAS Group, said: “NAS is pleased to partner with the Egyptian Airports Company to enhance the travelling experience of passengers at Sharm El-Sheikh airport. We are confident our Pearl Assist and Pearl Lounge services will provide passengers with a comfortable and relaxed transfer through the airport.”
To make their services more accessible and improve passenger experience, NAS has introduced a booking portal at www.pearlassist.com, mobile phone applications and other airport technologies for all Pearl services.
With rapid growth expected in Sharm El-Sheikh’s tourism sectors and NAS’ extensive experience in providing lounge and meet-and-assist services of the highest quality, passengers flying to or through Sharm El-Sheikh airport will experience truly seamless services.
About National Aviation Services (NAS)
National Aviation Services (NAS) is the fastest growing aviation services provider in emerging markets. From our initial operations in Kuwait in 2003, NAS has quickly transformed into a leading airports service provider with a presence across regions: the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The 6,000 capable, personable employees at the core of our worldwide network are committed to providing aviation services that we benchmark to the best in the world. NAS provides services to more than half of the world’s top ten airlines. These carriers rely on us to work directly with passengers and behind the scenes to deliver the services that make a difference. Our portfolio of services includes Ramp and Passenger Services, Cargo Handling, Engineering Services and Line Maintenance, Airport Technologies, Fixed Base Operations, Terminal Management, Aviation Training Center, Travel Agency and the Pearl Assist products which includes lounges and meet and assist services across the company’s network.
NAS prides itself in providing world class aviation solutions and is affiliated with leading industry organizations such as IGHC, GASA, ACI & EASA and follows practices of ISO, EMS & OHSAS. As one of the first ground handlers in the world to obtain the ISAGO certification, nothing is more illustrative of NAS’ commitment to providing the leading global practices in aviation services.