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Priority Pass ME coverage gets bigger

Dubai, August 29, 2010

Priority Pass, a leading independent airport lounge program, has added over 50 new lounges to its program this year making it the largest selection of lounges ever offered to its members in the Middle East region.

Within the Middle East, new lounges are now available to members in Jeddah (Al-Fursan Golden Lounges), Riyadh (Al-Fursan Golden Lounges), Abu Dhabi (Dana Lounge) and in Muscat (Plaza Premium Lounge).

These additions mean that there are now 26 lounges available to Priority Pass members in the Middle East - the largest independent coverage of airport VIP lounges in the region - as well as over 600 throughout the rest of the world.

Soukalin Ghosh, business development manager Mena at Priority Pass, said, “We are delighted to offer a comprehensive lounge program to our customers in the Middle East. Whether they travel within the region or internationally, they can rely on their Priority Pass membership to provide access to an oasis of calm where they can relax, catch up on emails and prepare for their journeys.'

'We will continue to build our coverage to meet the needs of our customers and to work closely with our lounge partners to make our customers' journeys a pleasant experience,' Ghosh said.

For Middle Eastern passengers travelling elsewhere in the world, there are 11 new lounges in the UK, which include 6 FlyBe lounges, the Escape Lounge at Manchester and the British Airways Terraces lounge in Jersey.

Also joining the program is the No.1 Stansted lounge, from the same stable as No.1 Gatwick, which is already proving a hit with Priority Pass members.

When travelling to the US, members can now enjoy 3 new United Red Carpet Clubs (in Chicago, Washington and Minneapolis) as well as the Air France Graf Lounge in Boston.Other new lounges include 8 locations added in Brazil, 7 in China and 3 in India, the official said.

Priority Pass was launched in 1992 with the goal of providing frequent travelers with airport lounge access, regardless of their class of travel, airline flown or existing membership in an airline frequent flyer program.

In 18 years Priority Pass has become the world's largest independent airport lounge access program.

Starting with just 55 lounges, today Priority Pass works with over 600 lounges in more than 300 cities throughout the world - and the network of lounges continues to grow, Ghosh added.

Priority Pass has millions of members in all corners of the world and works with major blue-chip organisations to offer the product as a valued benefit to their customers.-TradeArabia News Service




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