American Express to open Centurion Lounge at LAX
The twelfth American Express airport Centurion Lounge will be located at Los Angeles International Airport. According to an American Express release, “The new lounge will feature amenities inspired by Los Angeles including a unique tranquility area, spa, family room, custom visual wall installations in addition to the premium amenities found across Centurion Lounge locations.” The lounge at LAX, which is slated to open in 2019, will be located beyond security in the Tom Bradley International Terminal but will be accessible to travelers flying from Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 as well.
Newark Airport is home to new Polaris Lounge
A new United Airlines Polaris Lounge for select elite travelers is now open at Newark Airport. The lounge, which has features similar to those at San Francisco International Airport, is located airside between gates C102 and C120.
Priority Pass adds two Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse locations to its portfolio
The Priority Pass airport lounge program operated by the Collinson Group has two new sites in its portfolio. Members will now have access to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse locations at Washington Dulles (Concourse A across from gate A32) and Newark Liberty (Terminal B, directional signs are located just beyond security in the first corridor). Both lounges offer complimentary Wi-Fi, beverages and dining but some restrictions apply.
Washington Reagan National will begin new round of construction
Construction will begin on a new three-level, 230,000-square-foot concourse. The project, which is part of a larger $1 billion terminal redevelopment plan, will feature a new 14-gate regional carrier concourse that will be accessible via passenger bridge instead of shuttle bus to keep travelers out of the elements. The concourse will also offer new food and retail opportunities, device-charging areas and an airport club. Construction is expected to be complete in 2021.