When the United Polaris lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport opened on June 4, its first patron came in seeking a shower after an overnight flight from Tel Aviv.
Open to passengers on United Polaris, an international business class service through United Airlines, the carrier’s Newark location is the second of scheduled openings for United Polaris lounges in airports across the country. The initial lounge made its debut at San Francisco International Airport in April 2018.
Following Newark, the next United Polaris lounges will open at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston this summer and then at Los Angeles International Airport this fall.
Along with catering to business class travelers looking to rest, refresh or refuel before or after their journey, United Polaris lounges possess distinct features linked to their hub’s location and respective audience.
“We took the opportunity to drive individuality in the lounges, ensuring that each lounge provides geographic awareness, and celebrates the distinctness of, their market,” said Alex Dorrow, United’s director of premium services.
“We are designing lounges that offer familiarity but are not carbon copies,” he explained.