18 MARCH 2019
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Gatwick and Leeds Bradford are among six airports around the world taking part in a trial project from Priority Pass to give members of its airport lounge programme access to express lanes at security and passport control.
UK members of the programme who pre-book will be able to join the new Priority Lane scheme for a fee from £4 on top of their Priority Pass membership fee. Present annual fees are £69 for standard membership, £189 for standard plus or £339 for prestige.
In addition to the UK participants, airports trialling the scheme include Orio al Serio International at Bergamo (Italy); Palermo Falcone Borsellino, Sicily; Muscat International (Oman), and Bahrain International. More are expected to join later.
Priority Pass gives access to more than 1,200 airport lounges around the world, regardless of airline flown or class of ticket. Facilities include free drinks including alcohol and other refreshments along with pre-flight snacks or more substantial food.
The number of lounges has been growing steadily – in January, Priority Pass added 18 across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America and in December it added a long list of special offers including discounts, gifts and upgrades to its app.
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