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Plaza Premium Lounge has opened its upgraded lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The lounge, one of four Plaza Premium Lounge spaces at YVR, is located in the airport’s new A-B Connector on Level 3 Departures of the Domestic Terminal.

According to the company, the 6,390-square foot space continues its commitment to offering all travellers a first class experience regardless of airline or class of travel. 

Founder and CEO, Song Hoi-see, says: “Vancouver is a very important market for us, and this new lounge is the next step in our plan to grow the Plaza Premium Lounge brand throughout North America.”

Easy come, easy go!

Passengers travelling to the United States can now pre-clear US Customs and Immigration at Abu Dhabi International Airport using new automated passport control (APC) kiosks.

The SITA supplied self-service kiosks use advanced biometric technology to streamline border control procedures and process passengers securely in less than 60 seconds.

Hani El-Assaad, president, SITA Middle East, India and Africa, said: “Our APC kiosks use the latest biometrics to facilitate fast, accurate and secure passenger processing at the border. 

“This ensures that airports, airlines and governments can provide a warm welcome, while still providing a high level of border security. For airports like Abu Dhabi which are experiencing strong passenger growth, these kinds of automated solutions are becoming increasingly important to help manage greater volumes of passengers securely and efficiently.”

Aeon Associates
Loction: Jakarta, Indonesia
Contact: Brendan Martin, managing partner
Website: www.aeon-associates.comAeon Associates is a leading provider of innovative, independent aviation consulting and advisory services. We are committed to delivering timely and relevant client outcomes across a broad spectrum of operational, technical and commercial disciplines. Headquartered in Singapore with representation in key regional growth centers, we are uniquely positioned to provide the expert local insight and knowledge necessary to realize successful outcomes in a globally integrated industry. 
Kent Ridge Consulting Co Ltd
Location: Xiamen, China
Contact: Lilian Yan, overseas market development manager
Website: www.krc.com.cn/en/Kent Ridge Consulting Co Ltd (KRC) is a consulting firm founded in NUS (the National University of Singapore).The Aviation Research Center of Kent Ridge consistently studies the developmental strategy of the aviation industry on a global scale while serving local clients. It provides a comprehensive range of consulting services including strategy, human resource management, terminal planning and business development, and air city planning.

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