Delta is creating a new category of ‘premium lounges’


Delta is creating a new category of “premium lounges,” and they will debut in New York, Los Angeles and Boston.

The existing Sky Clubs and the new premium lounges “will be separate products with separate features,” according to a Delta spokesperson, and the carrier does not have plans to reposition existing clubs. The airline provided no further detail on the new lounges’ features.

The first premium lounge is slated to open in June at JFK Airport. At 38,000 square feet, including a year-round terrace, the premium lounge will be the largest in the Delta network, according to the carrier. The lounge will complement Delta’s recently opened Sky Club in Terminal 4 near Gate A7 along with another club on Concourse B.

The other two premium lounges are planned to open during the fourth quarter of 2024, in Los Angeles and Boston. The LAX lounge will be 10,000 square feet, feature an outdoor terrace and be directly accessible by elevator from the Delta One check-in area. The new premium lounge will join the Delta Sky Club that opened in 2022 as part of the carrier’s LAX modernization plan.

At Boston Logan, the premium lounge will join three existing Sky Clubs, the most recent of which debuted in August 2023. The premium lounge will include 6,300 square feet for up to 120 guests and will be connected to the BOS-E Delta Sky Club, according to Delta. Premium lounge guests in Boston will have access to both lounge spaces.

Access guidelines for the premium clubs are still being finalized, Delta said.

Sky Club expansion

In addition to the new premium lounges in the works, Delta has plans to open or expand four more Sky Club lounges this year.

New clubs are projected to open during the fourth quarter in Charlotte and Seattle. Delta’s first lounge at Charlotte Douglas International Airport will be nearly 15,000 square feet and seat more than 250 people. The lounge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s Terminal A will be more than 21,000 square feet, according to Delta.

Scheduled for an early summer 2024 debut is an expanded Sky Club at Terminal C in New York’s LaGuardia Airport, with the addition of a Sky Deck and more than 100 seats.

Delta also during the second quarter plans to open an expanded Sky Club at Miami International Airport, which when complete will be about 12,000 square feet and accommodate up to 320 guests, according to Delta.

Courtesy of Travel Weekly

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