ATLANTA, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today introduces a renovated Sky Club in Minneapolis-St. Paul, the first of four remodeled Sky Clubs opening this month, including lounges in Atlanta, New York – LaGuardia and Philadelphia. The refurbishments are part of Delta's more than $2 billion investment 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," Tim Mapes, Delta's senior vice president – Marketing said. "From aircraft, to airports, to technology at your fingertips, Delta is investing significantly to ensure our customers have an excellent experience with Delta."
With 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 region; 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;
- 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.
Throughout 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, feature 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. Customers may gain access to Delta’s more than 50 clubs worldwide by purchasing a day pass for $50 or annual membership for $450. All Delta Sky Club rules apply to Delta Sky Club membership and use. More information is available at delta.com/skyclub.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 357 destinations in 67 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 75,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.
SOURCE Delta Air Lines