United Airlines opened a United Club location in the new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport, marking the first of four airport lounges to open in the world-class, state-of-the-art terminal. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the operational opening of the $2.7 billion new Terminal A at Newark Liberty earlier this year, representing the largest single investment in New Jersey in the agency’s history.
The United Club, a 15,000-square-foot space located near gate A27, features a modern, locally inspired design and upgraded amenities, as well as ample space with more than 300 seats, plenty of recliners, couches and chairs across spaces for lounging, working, dining and socializing.
“The opening of United’s lounge is the first milestone in the second phase opening of the new Terminal A,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole. “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.”
“Newark Liberty continues to move forward in its transformation into a world-class airport,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton. “United’s lounge is the first in a remarkable array of new world-class amenities that will be part of the full opening of Terminal A that will occur over this summer and early fall.”
“We’re excited to be part of Newark Liberty’s transformation and the first airline club in Terminal A. With the opening of this new United Club location, we’re providing customers with an elevated experience that’s reminiscent of the Newark community,” said Andrew Nocella, United Airlines executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “We designed this club location with thoughtful touches like locally curated artwork and modern amenities, making it a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors.”
“We are so happy the United Club has opened in Terminal A,” said Michael Kunz, CEO of Munich Airport NJ LLC, the terminal operator of Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal A. “The United Club provides an enhanced passenger experience. Its staff, facility, artwork, and amenities are a great compliment to our new terminal. We look forward to working closely with United Airlines and the United Club to provide a world-class travel experience to passengers traveling through Terminal A.”
In keeping with Port Authority’s vision for a transformative customer experience offering a distinctive New Jersey sense of place in Terminal A, the club not only provides breathtaking views but also touts locally sourced furniture and décor. The lounge also features hand-crafted artwork from local artists, including a feature mural from Newark-based artist Antoinette Ellis-Williams, known for her use of layering through mixed media and abstract collaging. Additional local artwork includes paintings, photographs, and prints from an array of regional artists.
Travelers are greeted by inspiring public art throughout Terminal A showcasing the work of 29 local artists.
In addition to its modern amenities and state-of-the-art technology, the United Club location in Newark also features a wellness room to provide a space of comfort for nursing parents or travelers looking to meditate or pray.
The three other clubs at Terminal A – the American Airlines Admirals Club, the American Express Centurion Lounge and the Delta Air Lines Sky Club – are expected to open later this year.
Kunz added, “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.”