The additions represent a 20% growth in the company’s network, exceeding 1,500 facilities and premium experiences globally
Collinson Group’s Priority Pass – the leading global airport lounge programme – has revealed that it will be introducing more than 150 luxury lounges to international hubs throughout this year.
This addition, alongside the premium dining, relaxation experiences and railway and seaport facilities, represents a 20% growth for the network. The announcement also coincides with the expected recovery of air travel, as encouraging growth in domestic flights in the US, China and Russia has recently been recorded.
David Evans, Collinson’s joint CEO, believes that the “investment in Priority Pass in a clear reflection of our confidence in the travel recovery”.
He added: “As a family company with a more than 30-year history sitting at the intersection of travel and financial services, we know the damage that COVID has done to travel, international commerce and trade, and is why we’re committed to efforts such as rolling out testing, and working with governments and the travel industry to build and roll out new solutions. And now, with a network growing to include over 1,500 lounges and premium experiences available, we look forward to welcoming travellers back to our Priority Pass programme as they return to travel.”
The company has already implemented 32 new lounges this year, including New York/JFK, Newark International and Washington Dulles – 14 have been introduced to hubs in China.
Priority Pass’ network consists of partnerships alongside lounge facilities owned by its sister company, Airport Dimensions, which has continued to open new sites and sleep experiences throughout the pandemic.
“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,” said Todd Handock, president of Asia-Pacific, Collinson.
The aviation services company has been working with airlines, airports and other firms within the sector over the last 12 months to help restart travel. It has also utilised its medical resources to become to become a world-leading Covid-19 testing company.