Passengers wait at an International Terminal at Miami International Airport.
Passengers wait at an International Terminal at Miami International Airport. A new premium lounge at Miami's airport will provide additional seamless service to travelers. REUTERS/Marc Serota

American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA) and Iberia (IB) have opened the doors to the airlines' first joint premium lounge at Miami International Airport.

Located just beyond the security checkpoint at Terminal E, the premium lounge will provide additional seamless service as part of the joint business agreement among the three airlines to share revenue, coordinate networks and schedules and co-operate commercially on routes between North America and Europe, the airlines said in a statement.

With American and American Eagle operating from six gates in Terminal E and our joint business partners also operating from Terminal E, the Premium lounge offers customers traveling through Miami a convenient place to relax before, between and after flights, Peter Dolara, senior vice president of American Airlines – Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America, said.

The newly opened lounge is spread across 6,000 square feet and offers seating for 120 guests. The multi-functional business center has work stations, some with HP Compaq dc7900 PCs with complimentary high-speed Internet access, that enable guests to stay connected while traveling. Other amenities include two TV lounges with flat-panel TVs, a children's room with HP PCs outfitted with age-appropriate programming, and spa-like showers.

Travelers visiting the Premium lounge can also take advantage of complimentary food and beverages. Customers can order premium liquors, wines and beer, as well as coffee, tea, sodas and water. For those looking for a bite to eat, the lounge offers a complimentary lunch, afternoon tea or light supper menu.