Helsinki Airport has gained a new Priority Pass lounge.
Helsinki Airport opened a new extension last week, called Aukio. This first stage is primarily a commercial development, with 11 shops and restaurants being created around a new plaza.
Of most interest to me was the inclusion of a new Plaza Premium lounge. This is scheduled to open in late February or early March.
The only existing Priority Pass lounge at Helsinki is in Terminal 1 and is only open to international passengers. The new Plaza Premium lounge will be open to all passengers and, given their usual high standards, should be substantially better than the existing VIP lounge.
It is virtually certain that the new lounge will be in Priority Pass (free with Amex Platinum, or buy one here). We need to see if it also accepts Lounge Club (two free passes with the free-in-year-1 Amex Gold). It will definitely be accessible to Amex Platinum cardholders in any event, as Plaza Premium has a global deal with American Express to accept Platinum and Centurion cardholders, plus a guest, for free.
If you don’t have a lounge club card, you can book access to the lounge for cash via the Plaza Premium website here.