Lounge membership scheme Priority Pass has reached a milestone of 1,000 lounges worldwide, with 130 lounges having opened in the past 12 months.

Growth in the Asia Pacific region has been strong with 32 lounges joining this year, including 11 new openings in China alone. Others have opened in Indonesia, Taiwan, Myanmar and Cambodia, as well as in New Zealand and Australia.

In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 69 new lounges have joined the programme with 47 in Europe, 12 in Africa and 10 in the Middle East. A further 31 lounges have been added in Russia, including openings in Moscow Sheremetyevo, Vladivostok and Novosibirsk.

South America has seen the addition of 18 lounges in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. A further six lounges have joined the US, in cities such as at Boston, Miami and Minneapolis.