Priority Pass™ Access India, a recently launched domestic airport lounge experiences programme owned and operated by Collinson, announced a new partnership with Indian digital payments and banking solution provider, Razorpay.
This partnership will enable eligible RazorpayX cardholders to enjoy access to over 50 premium lounges and airport experiences across all major cities in India by easily tapping or swiping their RazorpayX Corporate Card on entry. Eligible cardholders will be entitled to two complimentary visits per quarter and a maximum of eight visits annually to Priority Pass’ extensive lounge network in India.
The India market is already rapidly approaching full recovery in the international segment. At over 1.3 million scheduled international seats, it is only approximately 11% below its 2019 figure. The total air passenger traffic is also expected to increase from 341 million (during 2019-2020) to 827 million by 2033, according to the Airports Authority of India.
The announcement of this partnership is ideally timed to better support RazorpayX’s travelling cardholders. A recent Collison study that surveyed over 5,400 frequent travellers across seven Asia Pacific markets (1,063 of which were India-based respondents) revealed that 49% of Indian travellers ‘feel safer at the airport’ when they are able to access a lounge. The same study also revealed lounge access to be the number one most desirable travel benefit at the airport, leading to 87% of Indian travellers expecting airport lounge access as a premium card benefit; 55% revealing they feel ‘rewarded’; while a further 52% ‘feel valued as a customer’ when they are provided with lounge access.