Airspace Lounge, a “new-generation airport lounge network open to all airline passengers,” recently announced that they will be opening a new lounge in Terminal 5 in one of the country’s busiest airports, JFK. More from the company:

The newest Airspace Lounge facility operated by Swissport is scheduled to open in May 2013 and will be conveniently located near Gate 24 of T5, which serves JetBlue Airways (JBLU), Hawaiian Airlines (HA), and beginning in April 2013, Aer Lingus (AERL.L).

A rendering of the entry of Airspace's JFK T5 lounge
A rendering of the entry of Airspace’s JFK T5 lounge

Airspace Lounge currently serves airline passengers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and is opening March 2013 at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). Redefining the airport lounge experience for lounge customers, Airspace Lounge offers any passenger flying on any airline a modern, relaxing atmosphere and all-inclusive amenities via the purchase of a daily entry pass; no long term membership is required.

Airspace Lounge will open each day well before the first T5 flight until boarding of the last T5 departure of the day. Customers will be offered complimentary food and beverages, such as a hot breakfast sandwich, hearty sandwiches or thoughtfully crafted cheese plates in the afternoon and evening, or a free alcoholic beverage from the full-service bar. Other snacks, coffee, tea and soft drinks are also included and available throughout the day. Travelers will enjoy complimentary wireless internet, power outlets at every seat, the use of MacBooks and Windows PCs, and comfortable seating and workspace areas.

The cost of a day pass is $20, but could change depending on the market. For more information about Airspace Lounge, visit

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2 Comments On "Non-Airline Affiliated Lounge to Open at JFK"
  1. naoma4|

    Airport lounge: Sounds interesting, but I belong to other “free” lounges. I do not eat anything
    when I fly. Just don’t — although I may have a glass of Champagne on a really long flight.
    I don’t think I’d pay to go to a lounge though.

  2. Anonymous|

    Sweet…if it’s anything like their BWI lounge then this will be a reason to fly Jetblue. If the choice is to pay $20 for a meal and sit at the food court *or* sit at a tricked-out lounge and also get real food for around the same price? No-brainer. This cant open fast enough; I have a flight there in a few weeks.

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