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Collinson boosts lounge network in the Middle East

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Collinson, a company specialising in loyalty and benefit reward schemes, has announced it will be extending customer access to lounge facilities in the Middle East with two new partnerships in the region.

Both partnerships, exclusive to Collinson, will let customers make use of the Primeclass Lounge, operated by TAV Airports Holdings, at Muscat International Airport in Oman, and the naSmiles Lounge, operated by Al Khalejiah Catering, within the Dammam King Fahd International in Saudi Arabia.

“We’re confident both lounges will be popular additions to Collinson’s lounge access programmes”

Priyanka Lakhani, regional commercial director for the Middle East, Africa and India at Collinson, the operator of Priority Pass, commented: “These new partnerships demonstrate our commitment to providing lounge access to our customers all over the world.

“The newly opened terminal at Muscat International is a key hub for the Middle East and is fast becoming a go to destination for business travellers, while the brand-new lounge at King Fahd International provides a sanctuary for travellers with its modern design and spacious layout. With state-of-the-art facilities, we’re confident both lounges will be popular additions to Collinson’s lounge access programmes.”

Both partnerships will see members of the company’s Priority Pass, LoungeKey and Lounge Club schemes (operated by Collinson) given full access to both facilities, as of now.

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TAV Holdings general manager, Ali Bora İşbulan, said: “The fruitful partnership between TAV OS and Priority Pass started in 2001 in Istanbul and has gone from strength-to-strength since then. Currently, TAV OS welcomes esteemed Collinson lounge programme customers and members in 15 countries including USA, Germany, Switzerland, Oman and Latvia, to name a few.

“To date, we are proud to have played host to 1 million Collinson lounge programme customers and members in our lounges.”

Monther Alhumyanee, CEO at Al Khalejiah Catering, the operator of naSmiles Lounges in Riyadh and Dammam, Saudi Arabia, added: “Al Khalejiah Catering, one of the leading catering companies in KSA, has partnered with Collinson, the operator of Priority Pass, the original and best-known airport experiences programme.

This partnership is expected to grow to include ten airports in both domestic and international terminals by 2020. Al Khalejiah has introduced a new concept to the airport lounge industry in KSA with a more affordable and modern design which is in line with the booming travel industry in the region. We look forward to welcoming Collinson programme customers and members to our lounges.”

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