Collinson signs two partnerships with lounge operators in the Middle East

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Loyalty and benefits company Collinson has signed two exclusive partnerships to bring additional lounge access to its customers in the Middle East.

The new relationships mean Collinson customers will have the opportunity to make use of the Primeclass Lounge at the recently-opened terminal at Muscat International Airport in Oman thanks to a partnership with TAV, and the naSmiles Lounge at Dammam King Fahd International in Saudi Arabia.

The Primeclass Lounge is available to all customers 24/7, and its offerings include a game zone, cinema room, hairdressing facilities, meeting rooms, a spa and a prayer space.

Ali Bora İşbulan, general manager at TAV, said, “The fruitful partnership between TAV OS and Priority Pass started in 2001 in Istanbul and has gone from strength to strength since then. Currently, TAV OS welcomes esteemed Collinson lounge program customers and members in 15 countries including the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Oman and Latvia, to name a few. To date we are proud to have played host to one million Collinson lounge program customers and members in our lounges.”

Collinson customers will also have access to the naSmiles Lounge at Dammam King Fahd International, which is open 24/7 to domestic passengers.

Monther Alhumyanee, CEO at AlKhalejiah Catering, the operator of naSmiles Lounges in Riyadh and Dammam, Saudi Arabia, said, “This partnership is expected to grow to include 10 airports in both domestic and international terminals by 2020.

“AlKhalejiah has introduced a new concept to the airport lounge industry in KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) with a more affordable and modern design which is in line with the booming travel industry in the region. We look forward to welcoming Collinson program customers and members to our lounges.”

Priyanka Lakhani, regional commercial director, Middle East, Africa and India at Collinson, added, “These new partnerships demonstrate our commitment to providing lounge access to our customers all over the world.

“The newly opened terminal at Muscat International is a key hub for the Middle East and is fast becoming a go-to destination for business travelers, while the brand-new lounge at King Fahd International provides a sanctuary for travelers with its modern design and spacious layout. With state-of-the-art facilities, we’re confident both lounges will be popular additions to Collinson’s lounge access programs.”

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