Delta has opened a new Sky Club lounge at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International airport.

The facility is part of a $153 million modernization project at the airport’s Terminal 2, which is expected to be completed this autumn and which will include a 33,000 square foot extension of the existing terminal, with new waiting areas and seating, more dining and shopping options, and security checkpoint enhancements.

The new lounge is located on the mezzanine level of the terminal and features regional artwork and floor-to-ceiling windows with runway views. It is also one of the carrier’s first Sky Clubs to reintroduce signature hot food options, which were suspended following the onset of Covid-19.

Delta said that all of its Sky Club would be open by the end of June, with self-serve food stations gradually resuming across the carrier’s network of lounges through to the end of the year.

Health and safety measures will include a supply of gloves “as an optional layer of protection for guests at self-serve food stations”.

Delta is also set to open a new Sky Club at Tokyo’s Haneda International airport later this year, followed by lounges at Los Angeles International and New York’s LaGuardia in 2022.

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Commenting on the news Claude Roussel, managing director, Delta Sky Club, said:

“This much-anticipated opening of our beautiful new Delta Sky Club is the latest investment we are making for our loyal guests.

“Guests can expect all of our services and amenities to be delivered with the utmost care, including hot menu selections as we safely reopen our self-serve food stations in all Clubs throughout the year.”