First ‘common use’ membership lounge opens at Lambert
Passengers at the busiest terminal at St. Louis Lambert International Airport have a major new membership-based amenity to make their trip more comfortable and relaxing. Wingtips St. Louis, the first common-use lounge at the airport, openstoday, Friday, Jan. 5, in Terminal 2 across from Gate E31.
Terminal 2 serves Southwest Airlines and will soon welcome WOW Air with its new Trans-Atlantic international service to Iceland, beginning in May.
The term “common use” means that members and their guests do not need to be a frequent flyer, a premium member or ticketed on any particular airline. The lounge provides guests with an upscale environment to relax, refresh and recharge while they wait for their flights. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi is also available to all guests. At Wingtips, guests can recharge their devices with power outlets available throughout the lounge and portable power banks available by request. Every traveler will have access to complimentary in-lounge amenities including restrooms and a food buffet with snacks throughout the day and hot options available for breakfast and dinner. Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and selection of spirits, wines and beers are available for guests 21 and older.
“We are excited to expand Wingtips to St. Louis. Airport lounges are changing, and we know that travelers want an upscale airport lounge experience regardless of the airline they are flying,” said Sally Leible, president of St. Louis-based Airport Terminal Services (ATS) which owns and operates Wingtips. “People expect greater flexibility and the amenities to make their air travel experience more pleasant. Our members and guests now have a place in Terminal 2 where they can escape the bustle of the airport and unwind prior to their flight.”
“We are excited for the opening of STL’s first common-use club because it has been one of the amenities most requested by our passengers,” said Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge. “With demand and growth at Terminal 2 because of new non-stop routes on Southwest Airlines and a new international carrier this spring, Wingtips St. Louis offers travelers great options for rest and relaxation, refreshments or a more private place to do business at the airport.”
St. Louis is the second Wingtips location in the nation, joining the lounge at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Any guest from any airline and any class of airline ticket is welcome in the Wingtips Lounge. Travelers can access Wingtips several ways. Single-Visit Passes (walk-ins welcome) are $38 and can be purchased online or in-person. Annual Wingtips Memberships start at $75 and Corporate Packages are also available. All can be purchased at wingtipslounge.com and in-person. In addition, Wingtips has multiple membership network partners.
Terminal 2 is projected to have served nearly eight million passengers in 2017 (final statistics pending). Southwest Airlines is STL’s largest carrier, which will serve 45 non-stop markets this spring with the addition of new flights to San Jose, CA (SJC) and Sacramento, CA (SMF) beginning April 8, 2018. WOW air begins flights 4 days-per-week service to Keflavik International Airport (KEF) in Iceland beginning May 17, 2018.
ATS is a provider of passenger, ramp, cabin and cargo services at more than 40 airports in the United States and Canada. Based in St. Louis, ATS’s 3,000 employees are committed to delivering quality services by maintaining the highest level of safety and supplying efficient, effective staff to our airline and airport partners.