Here’s an odd dispute, that could have bigger implications…
Guangzhou Airport lounges stop accepting Priority Pass
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport has quite a few Priority Pass lounges. Even though they’re branded differently, most of them are run by the airport. There are new reports that several of the lounges at the airport have stopped accepting Priority Pass.
What’s the reason? There are notices at the lounges stating that Priority Pass has stopped paying for lounge access, dating all the way back to the beginning of the year.
Is #PriorityPass in financial trouble? Guangzhou Baiyun Airport suspends access for Priority Pass members from 1 Aug 2020, citing Priority Pass (A.P.) Ltd. has not pay its bills since 1 Jan 2020. PP card holder had access to 8 lounges in total at CAN. #AvGeek pic.twitter.com/h5eDCLCWR0
— FATIII Aviation (@FATIIIAviation) August 1, 2020
Reader James was kind enough to translate the notice for me, and apparently the message roughly states the following:
Notice of Ceasing to Provide Service for Priority Pass Members:
Dear Priority Pass Members:
Since Priority Pass (A.P) Ltd have stopped paying us the associated fees from 1/Jan/2020, and in order to protect our legal rights, our company have decided to stop providing further services to Priority Pass members, effective 1/Aug/2020. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding, in the meantime, Priority Pass (A.P) Ltd will bear the relevant legal responsibilities. If you have any questions, please call Priority Pass (A.P.) Ltd. China Mainland: +86 400 120 2461 Hong Kong SAR：+852 2866 1954.
Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Business Travel Ltd.