First Airport Lounge Opens at Newark Liberty’s New Terminal A

United Airlines opened a United Club lounge in the new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport.

That makes it the first of four airport lounges set to open in the new terminal.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the operational opening of the new Terminal A earlier in 2023. At 2.7 billion USD, this was the largest single investment in New Jersey in the agency’s history.

The United Club is a 15,000 square foot lounge near gate A27. It has more than 300 seats, plenty of recliners, couches and chairs, providing lots of space for lounging, working, dining and socialising.

Kevin O'Toole, Port Authority Chairman, said:

“The opening of United’s lounge is the first milestone in the second phase opening of the new Terminal A.

“Expected to be completed later this year, we will be unveiling three more club lounges and 12 additional gates for a total of 33 gates with even more retail stores and restaurants.”

To offer passengers a “distinctive New Jersey sense of place”, the lounge is fitted out with locally sourced furniture and décor. It also displays hand-crafted artwork from local artists, such as the Newark-based artist Antoinette Ellis-Williams.

The United Club has a wellness room, a quiet space that can be used by nursing mothers or passengers wanting to meditate or pray.

The three other lounges, which should open later this year, will be the American Airlines Admirals Club, the American Express Centurion Lounge and Delta Air Lines Sky Club.

Michael Kunz, CEO of Munich Airport NJ LLC, said:

“We are also looking forward to the opening of the American Airlines Admirals Club and the Delta Airlines Sky Club later this year with the American Express Centurion Lounge coming sometime in 2025. As terminal operators, we recognize we have a unique opportunity to open not one, but four world-class airport lounges in a state-of-the-art airport terminal. These airline clubs and lounges are the secret missing ingredient that will take the new Terminal A from great to amazing, while surprising and delighting passengers with a world-class travel experience in New Jersey.”

The whole of Newark Liberty International Airport is being redeveloped. The first phase opening of Terminal A marked the start of this project. It is the centrepiece of an airport-wide renewal. The next phase will be developed through the work of a recently selected airport master planner.

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