The Star Alliance lounge at Rome Fiumicino airport is now open to pay-per-use customers.

Subject to availability passengers can now pre-book access to the lounge for a cost of €45 for three hours, regardless of membership status or cabin class.

Star Alliance also said that “passengers will also enjoy a discount if they are a member of a Star Alliance member airline’s frequent flyer programme”.

Guests can pre-book and purchase passes on the Star Alliance website. They will receive a confirmation email with a QR code valid for the day and time selected, which they can then scan at the lounge entrance.

The lounge is located in the Intra-Schengen zone of terminal 3 and features views of the runway, Italian designer furniture and art that pays homage to the city. There is a round-the-clock bar, high-speed wifi and capacity for up to 130 guests.

The group’s Rome Fiumicino lounge is the fourth to offer paid-for access, joining Ezeiza International airport in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro airport and Los Angeles International airport.

Star Alliance VP customer experience Christian Draeger said:

“Whether you’re leaving Rome after business meetings, or after visits to the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel and Trevi Fountain, there’s no better way to relax than a trip to our stylish Star Alliance lounge at the airport.

“We’re excited to make this experience accessible to even more passengers, by opening up paid access to our lounge at Fiumicino Airport. Pre-booking of lounge access vouchers is also easy, with our simple, online process.”