Two years after Plaza Premium lounges departed the Priority Pass network, more than 60 are returning to the network in June. The lounges will also be joining Lounge Key, a program that runs side by side with Priority Pass.
The departure of Plaza Premium from the network put a bit of a dent in the network, especially in areas where there weren’t operators of other pay-for-use lounges.
In total, 63 Plaza Premium lounges are returning to the network in two phases. Initially, 39 are joining the network, and are available now. The remaining 29 lounges will be joining on 20 June 2023.
Slicing that into geographical areas sees the following
- A total of 21 additional lounges will be available across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 15 of the lounges are available now, with the remaining 6 lounges joining the programme from June 20th.
- In North America, the renewed relationship will see Priority Pass and LoungeKey add a total of 15 additional lounges across the US and Canada. All of the lounges are available now.
- In Asia Pacific, a total of 27 lounges will be added. Of these, 9 are now available, with the remaining 18 to be added on 20 June.
What is Priority Pass?
Priority Pass is a membership program, offering access to a range of airport lounges worldwide. Memberships cost between US$99 and US$429 per year, offering differing inclusions. Those opting into the cheapest tier will still be up for US$32 per visit. On the other hand, the top-end Prestige subscription offers unlimited free visits.
In addition, a number of credit cards provide Priority Pass (and Lounge Key) memberships. These versions of the cards come with specific inclusions depending on the agreements between the bank and Priority Pass.
The full list of lounges joining Priority Pass mat be found here.