Airport lounge membership Priority Pass now has access to 1,000 airport lounges worldwide, the firm has announced.
Over the last 12 months, Priority Pass has added 130 new lounges, including 32 in the Asia Pacific Region.
Across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Priority Pass has expanded its network with 69 new lounges, a 19% growth on the same period in 2015, with 47 new lounges in Europe, 12 in Africa and 10 in the Middle East.
And 31 lounges have been added in Russia, including in Moscow Sheremetyevo, Vladivostok and Novosibirsk.
Priority Pass’ coverage in South America has expanded by 18 lounges, including in Argentina and Brazil and added a further six in the USA, including Boston.
Stephen Simpson, global marketing director for Priority Pass, which is part of the Collinson Group, said: “It is fantastic to see the number of lounges within our network continuing to grow at pace. The team has worked tirelessly to ensure Priority Pass members have access to the largest network of lounges across the globe and we are delighted to be able to offer access to over 1,000 lounges in key destinations across the globe.”
“Not only has our network significantly grown over the last year, but so too has our knowledge and understanding of the changing global demands of the 21st century traveler. It is becoming increasingly clear that travelers are less prepared to pay a premium for business class seats, instead preferring to enhance their travel with benefits such as lounge access, concierge services and exclusive experiences at their destinations.”
Priority Pass now has the largest independent lounge portfolio.