Priority Pass, the global network of airline lounges, recently sent me an email notifying me of their new additions! While the only lounge I have visited was the bizarrely named Louis’ Tavern CIP First Class in Bangkok, the 600 plus lounges worldwide for a definite boon for business travelers. I’m not a business traveler, but I do have complimentary Priority Pass membership through my American Express Platinum credit card. As before, I’ll give you a fun fact about each location so this isn’t just a boring list!
- Dunhuang Airport (DNH) added two new first-class lounges in domestic terminals 1 and 2. The average January temperature in Dunhuang is 17 degrees Fahrenheit. Geeeeez.
- Shenzhen Baoan International Airport (SZX) added both an “International Guest Lounge” and a “Domestic Guest Lounge” in the new international and domestic terminals. 60% of Shenzhen’s population are migrant workers.
- Zhuhai Airport (ZUH) added a “Golden Century Lounge” for domestic passengers. Zhuhai has a gate called the “Portas do Cerco” which marks the longtime border between Macau and Guangdong Province.
- Francisco Bangoy/Davao International Airport (DVO) partnered with Miascor and added a “Miascor Lounge.” The airport serves an island of over 21 million people with only a single runway.
- Ninoy Aquino Manila International Airport (MNL) also added a “Miascor Lounge” in International Terminal 1. Ninoy Aquino’s birthday is a national holiday in The Philippines.
- Changi International Airport (SIN) added the “Dnata Lounge” in Terminal 3. 9/10 Singaporeans live in public housing apartments.
- O.R Tambo International Airport (JNB) added the “Mashonzha Lounge” in International Terminal A. This is Africa’s biggest airport!
- Åre Östersund International Airport (OSD) added an “Express Lounge” in the main terminal. Östersund sits on a lake that apparently is inhabited by the unpronounceable Storsjöodjuret, the Swedish Nessie.
- Dubai International Airport (DXB) added the “Marhaba Lounge” in Terminal 2. Marhaba means “Welcome” in Arabic.
Here are the lounges on a map, if you were so inclined to travel to each one. It would only be a small 17,115 mile trip!