SEATTLE, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today celebrates the opening of a new Delta Sky Club at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the third new or renovated club to open this month across the Delta system as part of the airline's more than $2 billion investment in enhancing the customer experience on the ground and in the air.

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"The new Delta Sky Club will be a great asset to customers, both the international travelers passing through Seattle and those who call the Seattle area home," said Steve Sear, Delta vice president – Global Sales.  "The experience offers a great space to relax and recharge as well as something that truly says Seattle: views of the landmark Mt. Rainier."

The new club, located on the roof of the South Satellite, measures nearly 8,300 square feet and offers a full wall of windows with a view of Mt. Rainier. For international passengers traveling to or through Seattle, the club also offers shower suites and a recharge zone with comfortable lounge chairs.

The new award-winning Delta Sky Club design includes a full service bar with complimentary beverages and snacks throughout the day; art featuring aerial landscapes of the region; personalized flight assistance; updated restrooms; satellite television and a work zone complete with complimentary Wi-Fi, cyber counters with power outlets, desktop computers, wireless printers and additional charging stations.

"The new Delta Sky Club is a testament to Delta's commitment to the Seattle market," said Port of Seattle Commissioner John Creighton.  "The Port of Seattle is privileged that Delta, one of the world's largest airlines, has chosen Seattle as its premiere gateway on the West Coast." 

Delta has 38 daily departures out of Sea-Tac to 12 destinations, including Amsterdam, Beijing, Osaka and Tokyo-Narita.

In the last year, Delta has unveiled nine renovated or new clubs across the Delta system, all featuring the new Delta Sky Club design.

Details regarding Delta Sky Club memberships, including the new, flexible Delta Sky Club Payment Plan are available online at delta.com/skyclub.

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 Delta Sky Clubs and upgrading its domestic fleet, Delta will offer full flat-bed seats on more than 140 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. 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, and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide  in its 2011 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 355 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 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, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 award-winning 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

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