Chase is getting into the airport lounge business.
The banking company is planning to open lounges at five domestic airports and one international location starting later this year. Chase Sapphire Reserve and Priority Pass card holders will get complimentary access. Admission for other Chase card holders — or even those without a Chase card — has not been determined.
The lounges will be located at:
- Boston Terminal B to C connector
- Hong Kong Terminal 1
- Las Vegas Terminal 1C gates
- New York-LaGuardia Terminal B
- Phoenix Terminal 4 South
- San Diego Terminal 2 West
The concept was floated last summer with the first four locations announced. Phoenix and Las Vegas are new to the list.
“Travel has always been important to our customers who aspire for compelling and elevated experiences,” Marianne Lake, co-CEO of Chase, said in a statement. “We’re investing in meeting our customers where they want to be as more and more of them have the confidence to travel again.”
The company is promising a fresh approach to the idea of airport lounges.
“We’re always looking to provide elevated experiences throughout the travel journey, and our Sapphire Reserve card members have told us that lounge access is key,” Catherine Hogan, president of Chase Branded Cards, said in a separate release. “We’re excited to bring Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club to life in airports in cities across the U.S. and beyond.”
Details about opening dates and what the lounges will actually include have not been announced.
The sizes of the lounges will range from 3,500 square feet in Phoenix and 4,500 square feet in Las Vegas to a larger 11,000 square feet in San Diego and 12,000 square feet in Boston.
Sizes for the Hong Kong and New York lounges are unknown.
Chase will be joining American Express and Capital One in the airport lounge arena. These are in addition to a number of airlines that operate their own lounges for customers who arrive early or are on layovers for their flights.
American Express operates 23 Centurion Lounges across the country and the world, including facilities in Phoenix and Las Vegas where Chase has plans.
Capital One opened its first lounge recently in Dallas. It also has plans for lounges in Denver and Washington-Dulles.