ICICI Bank Priority Pass FAQs

What is the 'Priority Pass’ facility?

Priority Pass is the world's largest independent airport lounge programme, which gives the card member access to more than 600 airport VIP lounges in more than 300 cities worldwide.

How do I apply for a Priority Pass Card?

The Priority Pass is offered complimentary on the following ICICI Bank Platinum Corporate Card. The Priority Pass is sent separately, within 2 weeks of delivery of the new ICICI Bank Platinum Corporate Card.

What is the validity of a Priority Pass card?

The Priority Pass card is valid for 12 months from the date of issue. At the end of 12 months, you will receive a renewed Priority Pass.

Which lounges will I get an access to? Is this applicable for domestic airports as well?

The Priority Pass can be used in more than 600 lounges across more than 100 countries worldwide. It is valid in all the lounges that come under the Priority Pass programme. The updated list of lounges is available at http://www.prioritypass.com/under the ‘Lounge Search’ option.

I am a supplementary card member. Is this facility applicable to me?

Priority Pass is a privilege extended only to card members. However, you can use the lounge facilities as a guest along with the card member.

Whatif I am traveling with a colleague who isn't a member of Priority Pass?

You can invite friends or guests to join in the lounges. Please remember, in such cases, the cost of the lounge visit for the guest accompanying you will be charged to your card as per the applicable guest visit charges. Most lounges will allow any number of guests but wherever there are limits, the details are specified in the Lounge Directory and on the lounge search.

Are there any charges for the Priority Pass?

Membership to the Standard Tier of the Priority Pass is issued on a complimentary basis as part of the welcome privileges of ICICI Bank Platinum Corporate Card cardholders. This is otherwise priced at US$99.

The charges applicable for every lounge visit on a per person per lounge basis, are as follows:

Countries/Location of Airport Lounges Pricing per Airport Lounge Visit USD
China (Domestic)* 16.5
India (Domestic)* 15.0
Taiwan 18.5
China(International), Hong Kong and Macau 19.75
Indonesia,Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines 22.5
India(International) 19.75
Japan, Korea and Rest of Asia 25.0
Rest of the World 25.0

* Domestic refer to airport lounges within the airport’s domestic terminals. This pricing is valid only for card members and may be changed by Priority Pass Limited from time to time.

For all guest visits, the US$27.00 rate applies at all times and may be changed by Priority Pass Limited from

These charges will reflect in your monthly billing statement along with the name of the lounge you visited. The billing date is not the same as the date of visit.

How will be the lounge visit charges be billed to me?

Total Lounge Visit Charge Amount
Total Lounge Visit Amount in USD will be converted into INR (exchange rate applicable on the date of levying the amount in the card account). Hence the lounge visit charge amount will be calculated as follows:

Conversion to US dollar charge to Indian Rupees
Lounge visit charge in USD * rate of exchange applicable on the day of posting the debit = Lounge visit charge in Indian Rupees ($ 25 * 48 = Rs. 1200). The lounge visit charge varies depending on the part of the world in which the lounge is located (please refer the schedule of charges above).
The foreign currency conversion rate will be the rate applicable on the day the transaction is posted. The charged amount will be posted in the card account at least a month following the month in which you visited the lounge.

How will the Lounge Visit charge appear in my monthly statement?

The transaction narration/description for every lounge visit would appear in the system as:

  • Lounge Name

  • Visit Date

For Example, If you have accessed the Clipper Lounge at the Mumbai Domestic Airport on January 11, 2012, the narration will read as ‘Clipper Bar Lounge 11-Jan-12’ .

The narration will appear separately for card member visit and guest visit.

If I lose my Priority Pass, whom should I report it to?

Please contact ICICI Bank at the toll-free number 1800-22-8181 or at one of the city-specific Customer Care numbers. We will issue a new Priority Pass absolutely free of cost.

Please note that in case the loss is not reported to us and any lounges are accessed with your Priority Pass, the lounge visits will continue to be charged to your Corporate Card account. Hence we urge you to report any loss at the earliest.

Membership of Frequent Flyer programme gets a customer into airport lounges. So why do I need a Priority Pass?

As membership of Frequent Flyer programmes continues to grow, many airlines are becoming more restrictive with lounge access. And it is not always possible to fly with your preferred airline. With your Priority Pass, you can access over 600 lounges irrespective of the airline or class you are flying in.

Can I use the lounges irrespective of the airline I am flying with?

Yes. All lounges listed in the Priority Pass directory are open to you, irrespective of the airline you fly with.