Priority Pass, has announced a new domestic lounge experience in India – “Priority Pass Access India”. Launched through a partnership with Pine Labs, the programme enables brands to reward their customers with seamless access to Priority Pass’s extensive lounge network in India, as well as the largest lounge network globally, through one single provider.

Priority Pass Access India is an extension of Priority Pass, which provides discerning frequent travellers access to over 1,300 lounges and airport experiences – resulting in travellers being able to indulge in at least one experience at 90 of the top 100 airports globally.

Eligible payment cardholders in India can now enjoy access to 50 premium lounges and airport experiences located across all major cities in India, simply by tapping or swiping their payment card on Pine Labs’ point of sale terminals. The existing lounge coverage will continue to expand with additional airport lounges and lounge experiences being added to the domestic network over the coming months.

The launch of Priority PassTM Access India ensures travellers are better served when travelling domestically during the pandemic. Alongside the increased demand for domestic travel, research by Collinson also revealed over three quarters of respondents (79 per cent) believe travel will feel ‘more stressful’ than before the pandemic, while 87 per cent of travellers will want access to socially-distanced spaces such as a lounge experiences to ‘de-stress’ and ‘relax away from the crowds’.

Priyanka Lakhani, Senior Vice President, Commercial EMEA at Collinson said, “Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, India remains one of the world’s busiest domestic travel hubs. With the ‘new normal’ of travel being more stressful than before, travellers in India are seeking a hassle-free experience where they feel safe and secure. Our partnership with Pine Labs to launch Priority PassTM Access India enables us to respond to this growing need – offering a seamless solution for our clients to reward their customers with memorable, domestic and international experiences in the most frequently traversed locations.”