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Priority Pass Middle East lounge coverage now bigger than ever

Dubai: 29th August, 2010: Priority Pass, the world’s leading independent airport lounge program, has added over 50 new lounges to its program this year making it the largest selection of lounges ever offered to its members.


Within the Middle East, new lounges are now available to members in Jeddah (Al-Fursan Golden Lounges), Riyadh (Al-Fursan Golden Lounges), Abu Dhabi (Dana Lounge) and in Muscat (Plaza Premium Lounge). These additions mean that there are now 26 lounges available to Priority Pass members in the Middle East - the largest independent coverage of airport VIP lounges in the Middle East - as well as over 600 throughout the rest of the world. For full details of these lounges, please use the Lounge Search function on the Priority Pass website.


Soukalin Ghosh, Business Development Manager Middle East & North Africa at Priority Pass commented, “We are delighted to offer a comprehensive lounge program to our customers in the Middle East. Whether they travel within the region or internationally, they can rely on their Priority Pass membership to provide access to an oasis of calm where they can relax, catch up on emails and prepare for their journeys. We will continue to build our coverage to meet the needs of our customers and to work closely with our lounge partners to make our customers' journeys a pleasant experience.”


For Middle Eastern passengers travelling elsewhere in the world, there are 11 new lounges in the UK, which include 6 FlyBe lounges, the Escape Lounge at Manchester and the British Airways Terraces lounge in Jersey. Also joining the program is the No.1 Stansted lounge, from the same stable as No.1 Gatwick, which is already proving a hit with Priority Pass members.


When travelling to the USA, members can now enjoy 3 new United Red Carpet Clubs (in Chicago, Washington and Minneapolis) as well as the Air France Graf Lounge in Boston.


Other new lounges include 8 locations added in Brazil, 7 in China and 3 in India.

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