In my process of keeping up with lounge news, I am always excited when I learn about a bespoke lounge that I did no know about. I recently learned that Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD) in South Dakota has a business lounge that is free and open to the public. This basic lounge offers tables, chairs, sofas, semi-private work desks, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the airport taxiways. The SDN Communications Business lounges offers a complementary haven (no membership required) to airport customers.
The 1,000-square-foot lounge is located near gate 6 and has a capacity for about 20 people. Besides offering a quiet area to get away from the noise of the terminal, the lounge also offers free high-speed internet and TV. There is no food or beverage service offered in the lounge, but you are able to bring your own snacks and drinks with you.
Sioux Falls offers regular airline service from Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Frontier. These airlines provide service to major cities, including Atlanta (ATL), Austin (AUS), Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), Chicago (ORD), Minneapolis-St Paul (MSP), and Phoenix (AZA).
As I have written about before, I am a super-fan of airports offering services (especially open to the public) to passengers to improve the overall airport experience, and this lounge does precisely that! One other very notable thing is that this is the ONLY airport lounge in South Dakota.