16 JULY 2018
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Airport lounges are continuing their surge of popularity, with operator Priority Pass adding 141 more to its portfolio in the 12 months since it celebrated its 25th anniversary last year.
The company, which claims to be the world's original and largest airport lounge membership programme, says the growth means members are now able to access more than 1,200 lounges, dining and spa experiences globally.
Of the newcomers, 13 of the most recent are in Europe, led by the Premium Traveller Lounge in Terminal 2 at Frankfurt Main, which joined the programme as of last week, with the Executive Lounge at Norwich Airport also adding to the list.
Three lounges in Russia have also joined, led by the Kandinsky lounge in the new Terminal B at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, along with others at Nizhnevartovsk and Surgut airports.
Elsewhere in Germany, Priority has welcomed the Open Sky lounge in Terminal C at Dusseldorf International Airport while in the US the Minute Suites facility at Charlotte NC Douglas International Airport in North Carolina is also new.
In Ukraine, Lviv International Airport now has two business lounges in Terminal A in the programme, one for international flights and one for domestic services. In Bulgaria, the airport lounge at Burgas Airport is another newcomer as of last month.
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Angela R, UK/East Anglia
"with the Executive Lounge at Norwich Airport also adding to the list." Errr... what??? I've been able to use PriorityPass at NWI for as long as I can remember (ten years, if not more), so why are they claiming this is "new"? (The lounge was closed for refurbishment for a month, maybe they describe it as "new" because of that?)