Delta Air Lines has opened a renovated Sky Club at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the first of four remodeled Sky Clubs the airline is opening this month.
The other three renovated Sky Clubs to be opened in January include lounges at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, New York LaGuardia Airport and Philadelphia International Airport. The refurbishments are part of Delta Air Lines’ investment of more than $2 billion in its product through 2013.
“Delta Sky Clubs are an important part of our premium-customer experience and we are committed to further improving the travel experience for those customers,” says Tim Mapes, Delta’s senior vice president – marketing. “From aircraft, to airports, to technology at your fingertips, Delta is investing significantly to ensure our customers have an excellent experience with Delta.”
Featuring contemporary furnishings and Delta’s new Sky Club standard design first introduced in Los Angeles, the refurbished Sky Clubs offer customers full-service bars with complimentary beverages and snacks all day; new art featuring aerial photography of the geographic region in which the Sky Club is located; personalized flight assistance; updated restrooms; satellite television; and a work zone complete with complementary Wi-Fi, cyber counters, desktop computers, wireless printers and additional charging options.
Renovated Sky Clubs opening this month include:
● Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport: near Gate B-10, one of two clubs on the B Concourse and one of eight in Atlanta. The club is 3,104 square feet in area;
● Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport: near the entrance to Concourses F and G, Delta’s second largest club by customer volume. The club is 12,500 square feet;
● New York LaGuardia Airport: a 5,595 square-foot club near the exit to the secure area. Phase two renovations are scheduled to be completed this summer; and
● Philadelphia International Airport: Delta’s 3,326 square-foot lounge adjacent to the Terminal D security exit.
In 2010, Delta renovated Sky Clubs in Los Angeles and Atlanta, opened a new club in Indianapolis and invested in products and facilities in all other clubs. In 2011, Delta plans to build new Sky Clubs in Seattle and Atlanta’s Concourse D, and complete renovation of the clubs in New York LaGuardia and Atlanta near Gate A-17.
Delta’s Sky Club investments are the latest in the airline’s previously announced plan to invest more than $2 billion in enhanced global products, services and airport facilities through 2013.
In addition to improving Sky Clubs and upgrading its domestic fleet, Delta will offer full flat-bed seats on more than 100 widebody aircraft; add personal, in-seat entertainment for both BusinessElite and Economy class customers on all widebody flights; and complete new terminal facilities for international customers at its two largest global gateways – Atlanta and New York JFK.
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