Apparently, Zahara Travels & Service Bureau L.L.C., along with Plaza Premium Lounge Management Ltd of Hong Kong, China have teamed up to create a new joint venture that would overtake the responsibility of Muscat International Airport's consumer experience in overall services, and attainment of products under the name of Zahara Airport Services.
There was a very tight competition between the bidders of the tender for such a 'world class' service and these guys won it. Kind of reminds you of what happened when there was a bidding for the 2nd mobile operator in Oman and Nawras had won in what was locally dubbed as 'you rub my back and I'll rub yours' attempt to allow Omantel into the Qatari market as a second operator against the Q-tel monopoly.
So what should we expect?
Not much, as I can gather from the news brief that the Times of Oman printed this story online. Nothing, that is, other than that we'd probably get the same old lame services from these guys except we'd be stamped 'jackasses for life' if this went over our heads unnoticed.
Honestly, who do they think that they're fooling?
- Times of Oman: Zahara Travel to operate airport lounge