Priority Pass, LoungeKey welcome return of Plaza Premium lounges

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Members of Priority Pass and LoungeKey will soon have access to 63 Plaza Premium lounges. The renewed partnership between Plaza Premium Group (PPG) and Collinson, the operator of Priority Pass and LoungeKey, will expand both lounge membership networks’ global footprint across key travel markets within North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. The first phase of 39 lounge additions will be available for members from June 6. 

Plaza Premium Lounge has an expansive network of over 250 global locations across more than 70 major international airports and 63 of these independent lounges will be available to the combined 40 million Priority Pass and LoungeKey Members, who currently have access to 1,300 lounges and experiences in more than 600 cities across 148 countries worldwide. 

The announcement comes ahead of the summer, one of the busiest travel periods since the onset of the pandemic. The new experiences in the Plaza Premium Lounges, which include Lounge to Go, Children’s programme, art gallery experiences in lounge, summer food and beverage menus and new interior designs that promote a sense of place, will bring Priority Pass and LoungeKey Members more variety and flexibility to meet the needs of a rapidly recovering travel industry. 

Of the 63 lounges joining the Priority Pass and LoungeKey network from Plaza Premium, 39 lounges will available from 6th June, with the remaining 24 lounges joining the programme from June 20th. For the most up-to-date lounge information, members can download the Priority Pass app. Once they have logged in, they will be able to see all the airport lounges and travel experiences that are available to them.

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In North America, the renewed relationship will see Priority Pass and LoungeKey add a total of 15 additional lounges across the US and Canada, with all 15 lounges available to members from June 6. The Plaza Premium Lounges added to the network include those at key travel hubs such as Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Vancouver International Airport, and Orlando FL International Airport. 

A total of 21 additional lounges will be added across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with 15 lounges available from June 6, and the remaining six lounges joining the programme from June 20. The Plaza Premium Lounges added to the network include those at key travel hubs such as London Gatwick and Dubai International.

For the Asia Pacific region, 27 additional lounges will be added across key travel destinations including Cambodia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and the Philippines, with 9 lounges available from 6th June. Plaza Premium Lounges added to the network have resulted in Priority Pass Members now gaining access to lounges located at Phnom Penh International Airport and Siem Reap International Airport in Cambodia, as well as Macau International Airport in Macau China, Mactan-Cebu International Airport in the Philippines, and Qingdao Airport, in addition to any existing traveller experiences in place. The remaining 18 lounges will be available from June 20th.

“We are dedicated to creating the very best propositions for our clients and partners whilst delivering the best possible travel experience for our global members,” said David Evans, Joint CEO at Collinson. “The rekindling of a long-standing relationship reminds us that the travel industry is a rich ecosystem that delivers the best experience for consumers when the various players work together as one. With demand for premium travel stronger than ever we are significantly increasing our network of lounges and experiences in key travel hubs across the world.” 

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“At PPG, our mission is to make travel better and we design our airport hospitality services to exceed the travellers’ needs. After years of suppressed travel, we observe a greater demand for better airport experiences, hence in addition to expanding our portfolio of services in the airport lounge, hotel, meet and greet, passenger service and F&B category, our renewed relationship with Collinson will allow us to provide unique experiences that elevate the journeys for their members,” said Bora Isbulan, Deputy-CEO at Plaza Premium Group.  

Collinson is continually looking for new opportunities to grow and enhance the global network of Priority Pass and LoungeKey lounges and travel experiences it offers members, forming relationships with the world’s most prestigious airport lounge providers. Members have access to an unparalleled global network of lounges across the world’s major travel zones as well as an ever-growing range of premium experiences – from spas to sleeping pods to dining.