Priority Pass has added eight new lounges in four countries since the start of November, taking its portfolio to 1,330 lounges and experiences worldwide.

The new additions include a “first-of-its-kind” partnership with Russian Railways, to add two lounges in Moscow and St Petersburg.

The lounge at St Petersburg Moskovsky Station is located on the first floor, and features a separate children’s play area, games room, and a complimentary shoe shining service.

Meanwhile the lounge at Moscow Leningradsky Station offer a hot and cold buffet selection, a range of soft and alcoholic drinks, and conference facilities and a shoe shining service available on request.

The group has also added a lounge at Pobedilovo airport, a facility serving the city of Kirov in western Russia.

In Mexico, Priority Pass has added a lounge at Cancun International’s Terminal 4 in partnership with Air Transat, while in Ecuador the Magma Lounge has been added at San Cristobal airport on the Galapagos islands.

There are also three US additions – the Air India Maharaja Lounge and Primeclass Lounge at New York JFK (both in Terminal 1), and the Turkish Airlines lounge at Miami International.

Commenting on the news Andy Besant, director of travel experiences at Collinson, operator of Priority Pass, said:

“The innovative move to add two railway lounges to the Priority Pass network signals our ongoing commitment to expand, differentiate and adapt our global offerings to respond to the evolving needs of frequent travellers.

“As the passenger rail network in Russia continues to grow, we are strengthening Priority Pass with an even broader range of premium travel experiences.”

Last summer Priority Pass announced plans to double its portfolio across India in the next three years.

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