Delta has outlined plans to open two new Delta One Club lounges exclusively for its business class customers.
The 3,350 sqm JFK Delta One Club is scheduled to open in 2023 and will be located close to Concourse B within the airport’s Terminal 4.
This will be followed in 2024 by the 930 sqm Delta One Club at LAX, which will be connected to the recently opened Delta Sky Club at Terminal 3.
Exact details of the facilities have yet to be revealed, but Delta said that “At both Clubs, visitors can expect a dedicated level of service that elevates the lounge experience for Delta One customers”.
Rival US carriers American Airlines and United both offer exclusive lounges for their premium customers, under the Flagship and Polaris brands respectively.
The plans were announced as part of an update on the carrier’s lounge developments, which include a new 600-seat Delta Sky Club set to open in June within Delta’s transformed Terminal C at New York’s LaGuardia airport.
A new lounge is also set to open at Chicago O’Hare’s Terminal 5 this autumn, and expanded facilities will be unveiled at Nashville, Boston and Atlanta airports this summer.
The carrier’s Tokyo Haneda Sky Club – which was first announced in 2019 but later put on pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic – is also scheduled to open in August.
Delta also confirmed changes to its Club policies from June 1, which will see access restricted to within three hours of scheduled departure, with the exception of connecting passengers and Delta 360 Members / American Express Centurion cardholders.
In addition Club access will no longer be available for arriving customers, with the exception of Delta one and connecting passengers.
Commenting on the updates Claude Roussel, managing director – Delta Sky Club, said:
“We’re creating best-in-class experiences in our lounges that make every Club a sought-after part of the travel journey.
“From working with local artists to incorporating new culinary elements, we continue to look for ways to deliver an experience and an atmosphere that’s widely enjoyed by Delta customers.”