Blog posts tagged: Plaza Premium

The Plaza Premium Group spreads its wings with new strategic partnerships

If the name “Plaza Premium Lounge” conjures visions of far-flung third-party airport lounges, or merely free food and a place to sit for Priority Pass members, think again. That was so, well, 2020. Early 2021, the Plaza Premium Group embarked on a journey to build upon its foundation as the world’s largest independent lounge operator […]

The Definitive Guide to the Plaza Premium/Priority Pass break-up

On July 1st, 2021, members of Priority Pass and LoungeKey will lose access to many Plaza Premium lounges worldwide. Early information about the break-up between Collinson, the operator of Priority Pass and LoungeKey, and Plaza Premium, the largest independent airport lounge worldwide, left us fearing that all 80+ Plaza Premium lounges would leave the Priority […]

Plaza Premium cuts Priority Pass and LoungeKey access

This morning Australia’s Executive Traveller broke the news on an unfortunate—but not completely unforeseen—development: as of July 1st, 2021, members of the popular airport lounge access programs Priority Pass and LoungeKey will lose access to over 120 Plaza Premium airport lounges worldwide. Plaza Premium Lounge ditches Priority Pass and LoungeKey Plaza Premium is the world’s […]

Plaza Premium Joins Loyalty Program, Plans Massive Expansion, Looks to the Future

It’s been a busy year for lounge operator Plaza Premium after opening new facilities at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport, Brisbane Airport and Phnom Penh International Airport, and an arrivals lounge at Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport all in 2016. Plaza Premium has more than 80 locations in 28 international airports. And […]

Brisbane airport renovations yield a crop of exciting new lounges

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Australia’s Brisbane International Airport is the country’s third-largest facility, serving 21.9 million passengers in 2015, according to statistics from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. Brisbane Airport underwent a $45 million facelift that was unveiled in October 2015 as befitting its status as an important hub for international airlines looking to attract premium […]

Aspire Lounge and Spa, the first independent lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 5, is now open

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There’s certainly no shortage of lounges at London Heathrow Terminal 5: British Airways, which occupies the entire terminal (plus portions of Terminal 3), operates no less than two First Class lounges (“Galleries First”), three Business Class lounges (“Galleries Club”), and one Arrivals Lounge. The British Airways lounges share two common traits. 1. They only welcome British […]

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