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Priority Pass celebrates the opening of over 1,000 lounges worldwide

The opening of 130 new lounges in the last 12 months means that Priority Pass now provides access to over 1,000 airport lounges in 130 countries in 500 cities across the globe.

It has enjoyed particular success in the Asia-Pacific region, where it has added 32 lounges over the last 12 months.

The new additions include 11 lounges in China, with Chengdu and Zhengzhou proving particularly popular additions with travellers, and an ever growing presence in the economic hubs of Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Taiwan as well as Myanmar and Cambodia.

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.
This figure breaks down as 47 new lounges across Europe, 12 in Africa and 10 new lounges in the Middle East. 

Following a surge in demand, an additional 31 lounges have been added in Russia, including the opening of prominent lounges in Moscow Sheremetyevo, Vladivostok and Novosibirsk.

Priority Pass has also expanded its coverage in South America with 18 lounges, including new lounges in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. 

While in the United States, it has added a further six lounges to its programme, in strategically significant locations such as Boston. 
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ā€œIt is fantastic to see the number of lounges within our network continuing to grow at pace," enthuses Stephen Simpson, global marketing director for Priority Pass.

"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.ā€

Priority Pass has the largest lounge portfolio of any independent provider.

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