Priority Pass expands portfolio by 20 per cent

The Sea Cloud Business Lounge at Fuzhou Changle International Airport

Global airport lounge programme Priority Pass will be adding more than 150 new airport lounges across the world to its portfolio this year, representing a 20 per cent growth for the network.

This brings Priority Pass’ total coverage to exceed 1,500 lounges and premium experiences.

The Sea Cloud Business Lounge at Fuzhou Changle International Airport

Priority Pass has currently added 32 new airport lounges this year – including Lufthansa Business lounges in New York Airport (JFK), Newark International Airport (EWR) and Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), and 14 lounges in China alone. Other new lounges have been added in locations such as Russia, Turkey, Egypt, and India.

The Priority Pass network is a mix of partnerships as well as lounges owned by its sister company, Airport Dimensions, both owned by Collinson Group.

Over the last 12 months, Collinson has adapted its offerings to reflect the ongoing needs of travellers during the Covid-19 era. The company created a new set of global health and safety standards for lounges in the Priority Pass network, as well as launched its ‘Ready to Order’ tech solution, available to all lounge partners, allowing guests to enjoy their F&B with maximum social distancing.

Collinson’s joint CEO David Evans said: “Our investment in Priority Pass is a clear reflection of our confidence in the travel recovery, which our research has shown will also include an increased appetite for premium spaces and experiences while travelling.”

“Asia-Pacific continues to be a core growth-driver for our clients and their customers, and as such, we have a strategic, long-term – and most of all, exciting – growth plan that supports our clients’ objectives, while delivering an enhanced experience for their customers,” added Todd Handcock, president, Asia Pacific, Collinson.

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