United Airlines has opened a new United Polaris lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport for customers travelling in United Polaris – the carrier’s international premium cabin travel experience.
From 4 June, passengers will be able to use the lounge which is spread over 27,000 square feet, and features 455 seats, 15 different types of seating, 570 power outlets and 450 USB ports, private daybeds, shower suites, a private dining area, bistro buffet, cocktail menu and other facilities.
United Airlines said it builds on the airline’s concept to be “uniquely United while embracing the energy of the Newark/New York metropolitan area and the exciting destinations served from it, this United Polaris lounge exhibits distinct local flair throughout”.
When visitors first enter, they will be greeted with a vibrant lighting fixture created by Brooklyn-based art and design laboratory Richard Clarkson Studio that is meant to mimic the constellations of the 12 zodiac signs.
United Airlines president for New York/New Jersey, Jill Kaplan said: “More United customers begin their journey in the New York/New Jersey region than in any other of our hub cities. From here, our route network reaches across the globe, and we are thrilled to now offer our customers traveling in United Polaris business class a best-in-class lounge experience.
“We continue to add new international destinations from Newark, including Porto, Portugal and Reykjavik, Iceland, which we launched this month. The addition of the United Polaris lounge for our customers traveling on long-haul flights strengthens our service offering in Newark for the most enjoyable experience.”
The opening of the United Polaris lounge at New York/Newark closely follows the debut of the United Polaris lounge at San Francisco International Airport in April. The United Polaris lounge at George Bush Intercontinental in Houston will open this summer, followed by the lounge at Los Angeles International Airport this fall.
On average, United plans to add one aircraft with the new United Polaris business class seat every 10 days from now through 2020.
United Polaris lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport is located airside in Terminal C, following security screening, between Gates C102 and C120.