Collinson, a loyalty services specialist, is investing in India to expand its Priority Pass airport lounges.
The company plans to double the number of lounges in India, currently 45, over the next three years, promising a “multimillion-dollar” investment.
Collinson’s Airport Lounge Development business is also looking for opportunities to open lounges and other facilities at airports across the country.
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According to a statement, the company is talking to a number of India technology service providers about possible partnerships to deliver “bespoke solutions.”
David Evans, joint CEO of Collinson, says: “India is a vital market and one we see on a par with China in terms of growth potential.
"With 1.7 billion domestic passengers having flown in 2017 and outbound travelers expected to reach 50 million by 2020, the influence of the Indian traveler is only going to increase.
“It’s exciting to triple our investment in India. We look forward to building out our lounge inventory and our own airport infrastructure, creating more locally relevant propositions and further strengthening our team on the ground with additional skilled local resource, and partnering with Indian businesses to redefine the airport experience for the benefit of domestic and international travelers.”