Delta will install safety barriers made from plexiglass for airport check-in lobbies, departure gates and the Delta Sky Club lounge counters.
These safety shields, which were designed by Delta Flight Products, were tested at the US carrier’s main hub in Atlanta.
Delta said it is manufacturing up to 150 barriers every day. The safety barriers will be installed in all check-in lobbies and departure gates at Delta’s US hub airports by June 1, and at all US locations in “the weeks following”, said the carrier.
The carrier said installations of the safety barriers at its lounges are “expected to be complete this summer” and the airline intends to install at airports outside the US in “the weeks ahead”.
“We appreciate the agility of our Delta Flight Products colleagues to so quickly and expertly produce these safety barriers, which will add another level of safety as our customers check-in, visit a Delta Sky Club and board their flight,” said Eric Phillips, Delta’s senior vice president of airport customer service and cargo.
Delta announced earlier this month that it would be sanitising flights at its airports using electrostatic sprayers. The carrier said it is extended this cleaning procedure to all of its aircraft.
Other measures the carrier said it has adopted for enhanced health and safety amid the coronavirus crisis include blocking middle seats, providing supplies like hand sanitisers to passengers “when available” and adjusting its food and beverage services inflight to “lessen physical touch points”.