Priority Pass, owned and operated by Collinson, announced a new partnership with the national carrier of Thailand – Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI). The agreement will see Priority Pass Members gaining access to three premium domestic Royal Orchid lounges located in airports across Thailand: Phuket International Airport (HKT), Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) and Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).
This partnership serves to further enhance Priority Pass’s existing comprehensive network, which includes at least one experience at 90 of the top 100 airports globally – ensuring Priority Pass Members can relax and enjoy access to calming, socially-distanced spaces in the most frequently traversed locations. It also further cements Priority Pass as the first choice for national carriers globally – with THAI consistently awarded by Skytrax for being one of the World’s Top 10 Airlines and having the World’s Best Airline Lounge Spa.
Speaking about the partnership, Todd Handcock, President, Asia Pacific, Collinson said, “We are delighted to announce this partnership to our Members, which will see three premium domestic lounges across Thailand added to the Priority Pass programme. Despite the uncertainties of the pandemic, domestic travel continues to gather pace. Increasing our domestic lounge offering with Thailand’s national carrier Thai Airways caters to this strong desire to travel, while providing a touch of luxury in a safe and comfortable environment.”
Khun Nattapong Pokairat Managing Director, Ground Service of THAI said, “As the National Carrier of Thailand, we are proud to present our best-in-class lounges to Priority Pass Members who will experience authentic Thai food, a unique Thai ambience and the charm of Thai hospitality. Our opulent Royal Orchid and Royal Silk lounges offer travellers a sanctuary in which to relax when travelling, with each lounge in our network adhering to our 4 Cs: Confidence, Clean, Care and Comfort. With domestic travel key to the global travel recovery, our team looks forward to welcoming Priority Pass Members to our lounges.”
Collinson – a global leader in the provision of traveller experiences, including medical assistance and travel medical services – has spent the last 18 months working with airlines, airports and other members of the travel ecosystem, as well as governments around the world to help restart travel safely. Collinson also used its global travel medical resources to become one of the first in-airport COVID-19 travel testing companies, holding partnerships with more than 30 airlines, airports and health passport providers.