Priority Pass, owned and operated by Collinson, announced a new strategic partnership with China Southern Airlines that will give Priority Pass members access to the full network of over 40 lounges managed and operated by China Southern across China. This includes the First Class and Business Class Lounges that were previously only accessible by the airline’s First Class and Business Class passengers, and China Southern Platinum Card members. Priority Pass is the first global lounge service provider that China Southern has partnered with. The announcement follows Priority Pass already adding 59 new airport lounges and 17 new premium dining and spa experiences this year, to date – contributing to the 20 percent global inventory expansion in 2021 alone.
“Priority Pass is committed to delivering the best traveller experiences possible to our members globally, with us continuously striving to simultaneously improve both our lounge network reach and the quality of the lounges in our programme. This is, and will always be, the differentiating factor of Priority Pass. To further achieve this, we’re delighted to announce our new partnership with China Southern Airlines; which results in Priority Pass members gaining access to some of the best quality airline lounges in China, located in cities such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing,” said Todd Handcock, president for Asia-Pacific at Collinson.
A spokesman for China Southern, said, “We’re delighted to partner with Collinson’s Priority Pass, a leading global company that also places customer service at the heart of everything they do. Working together, we look forward to elevating members’ travel experience by welcoming them to our premium lounges – in which they can relax away from the crowds in an environment tailored to modern travellers’ needs and high expectations.”
Collinson – a global end-to-end travel experiences, airport services and travel medical company – has spent the last 12 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 has also used its travel medical resources to become the world’s leading COVID travel testing company, with partnerships with more than 30 airlines, airports and health passport providers.