Collinson, a global leader in the provision of airport experiences, loyalty and customer engagement solutions, and owner and operator of Priority Pass, today announced an expansion of its collaboration with long-term Japanese airport service provider, I.A.S.S, with two new lounges in Narita Airport being added to Priority Pass’ network.
This enhanced agreement comes as part of Collinson’s ongoing expansion of airport lounges and travel experiences within its Asia Pacific network. Between January to September 2023, 13 new airport lounges and travel experiences have been added to the Priority Pass network in Japan, bringing the total number of airport experiences in the market to over 20 to date. Additionally in the first three quarters of this year, Collinson grew its Asia Pacific portfolio of airport lounges and travel experiences by over 30%.
“Japan is a highly popular travel destination in Asia and continues to be so, as reflected by the rapid recovery in its inbound tourism numbers this year. International arrivals to the market are now at over 95% of pre-pandemic levels. With an increasing number of travellers placing a heightened focus on travel experiences, we are delighted to expand our long-term partnership with I.A.S.S. Co., Ltd to bring seamless, enjoyable and relaxing travel experiences to our members,” said Todd Handcock, Global Chief Commercial Officer and Asia Pacific President at Collinson.
Aki Chiyokawa, Director at I.A.S.S, added, “Collinson has been a long-time partner and we are proud to deepen this relationship further by welcoming Priority Pass Members to our two brand new lounges in Narita International Airport – the lounge -NOA- and the lounge -KoCoo-. ‘NOA’ and ‘KoCoo’ means relaxation and no pressure respectively in Japanese, and these are what we hope our guests will feel as they unwind and ‘switch off’ at our lounges before continuing their journeys.”