The partnership will give Priority Pass Members access to eight new luxury lounges and lounge experiences across KL International Airport’s two terminals
HONG KONG, 15 NOVEMBER: Today, Priority Pass, the world’s leading traveller experiences programme, owned and operated by Collinson, announces an exciting new partnership with Sama-Sama Hotels Group in Malaysia, owned and operated by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB). The landmark agreement will see Priority Pass Members gaining access to eight premium lounges and lounge experiences located across both terminals 1 and 2 of KL International Airport (KLIA), both airside and landside. The Airport Lounge KLIA (next to Gate C5) in terminal 1 is already available for Priority Pass Members to enjoy, with the remaining lounges and lounge experiences being increasingly added to the network over the coming weeks, as travel restarts in this market and the lounges and experiences begin to re-open.
This partnership serves to further enhance Priority Pass’s existing comprehensive network, which includes at least one experience in 94% of the top 100 busiest airports globally – allowing Priority Pass Members to relax and enjoy access to calming, socially-distanced spaces in the most frequently traversed locations.
“We are truly excited to announce this significant partnership to our Members, which will see the addition of eight lounges and lounge experiences across both terminals at KLIA, added to the Priority Pass programme – some of which were previously formal VIP lounges designated for Commercially Important People (CIP), meaning they’re of exceptionally high quality,” said Todd Handcock, President, Asia Pacific, Collinson. “We recognise that travel stress has increased due to the pandemic, but also that many frequent travellers are keen to get back to the skies. Our aim, by securing exceptional, high-quality partnerships such as this, which include additional perks such as a complimentary buggy service, is to greatly enhance our Members’ journeys – turning travel from a worrying undertaking to the most memorable part of a trip.”
Sundralingam Kulendra, General Manager of Sama-Sama Hotels Group said, “As a 5-star award-winning hotel hospitality services company, the Sama-Sama brand embodies the very best of modern, contemporary Malaysia. Through this partnership, Priority Pass Members can experience a joyful, personalised, and warm service that is part of the memorable Malaysian hospitality on their journey through KLIA. KLIA is recognised by Airports Council International in the world-leading Airport Service Quality programme, where Sama-Sama lounge facilities and fast track services make up some of the key touchpoints in the total airport experience. Our award-winning team is committed and ever ready to welcome Priority Pass Members to our lounges as soon as travel resumes.”
Collinson – a global end-to-end travel experiences, airport services and travel medical company – has spent the last 18 months working with airlines, airports and other members of the travel ecosystem, as well as governments around the world to help restart travel safely. Collinson has also used its travel medical resources to become one of the world’s leading COVID-19 travel testing companies, with partnerships with more than 30 airlines, airports and health passport providers.
*Airport ranking based on 2019 flight numbers