United Airlines has opened a new Club lounge at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International airport.

The 560sqm facility is located close to gate C7 within the airport’s new terminal building, which opened in November last year.

The United Club lounge features seating for 95 guests, with free wifi and “many power outlets and USB ports”.

The food and beverage menu includes “inventive twists on regional favorites including muffuletta and pimento cheese sliders, gumbo and rice, Cajun pepper dip and Creole egg salad”, as well as “local staples like Abita Amber beer and Southern Comfort”.

The facility joins the new Club MSY lounge which opened at the airport last month, featuring a saxophone-shaped bar, hand-blown crystal chandelier, photography by David Spielman and artwork by Ayo Scott, both local artists.

It’s the first United Club lounge to open in 2020, with a forthcoming facility to set open at Phoenix Sky Harbor International later this year, followed by a lounge at Newark Liberty International in 2021.

Work has also started on a new, larger United Club lounge at Honolulu’s K Inouye International, and Washington Dulles is set to welcome a new Polaris lounge this summer.

Commenting on the news Alexander Dorow, United’s managing director of premium services, said:

“Our expansion into New Orleans showcases United’s commitment to transforming the customer experience across all touch points and complements the beautiful new terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

“It’s a fresh location for us to begin our evolution to become more local and reach new audiences.”