Delta has outlined plans for several new and expanded lounges in 2024, including the much-anticipated debut of its new “premium lounge” concept.
Back in 2022 the carrier announced plans for new “Delta One Club” lounges at New York JFK and Los Angeles International.
The JFK Terminal 4 lounge (renderings pictured) is now set to open in June, followed by the LAX Terminal 3 facility and an additional premium lounge at Boston airport in the fourth quarter of this year.
The concept is now being referred to simply as a “premium lounge experience”, and Delta said that access guidelines for the lounges “are still being finalized”.
The 38,000 square foot JFK facility will feature a fully-service brasserie and a second “casual, chef-assisted market with open kitchens”, as well as dedicated wellness areas and a year-round terrace.
Meanwhile the LAX premium lounge will offer an outdoor terrace and will be directly accessible by lift from the Delta One check-in area, and the Boston facility will be connected to the recently opened Delta Sky Club on the airport’s E Concourse, with premium lounge guests having access to both spaces.
Delta said that no two premium lounges will be alike, with each location including “elements inspired by and unique to its host city”.
“We want each of our guests to receive a highly personalized and dedicated level of service,” said Claude Roussel’s, vice president – Sky Club and lounge experience.
“It’s not enough to have beautiful spaces and exceptional offerings. Premium lounge customers should feel welcomed and known when they walk in the door, just as they would at their favourite hotel or restaurant. We look forward to providing that warm welcome and making ‘premium’ feel personal for each guest.”
Delta unveiled a total of seven new, expanded or reopened Sky Club locations in 2023, including a lounge within the new Terminal A at New York’s Newark airport and a nature-inspired Sky Club at Minneapolis-Saint Paul.
In addition to the three premium lounges at JFK, Los Angeles and Boston, the carrier will also open a new Sky Club at Charlotte Douglas International airport this year, as well as a second Seattle lounge within the airport’s Terminal A, and expansions to existing Sky Clubs at Miami International and New York LaGuardia’s Terminal C.