Delta Air Lines said it will open premium lounges this year at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). The facilities are separate from the carrier’s Sky Clubs, which are also in a period of expansion and upgrades. Last year, five new Delta Sky Clubs opened and two more were expanded or reopened. Demand for lounges exploded following the pandemic to the point where they became overcrowded, and lines formed outside of them.

JFK will host the inaugural premium lounge, a 38,000-square-foot space that will feature both a full-service brasserie and a casual market with open kitchens, dedicated wellness areas and more. The LAX lounge will open in the fourth quarter of this year with more than 10,000 square feet of space; it will be directly accessible by elevator from the Delta One check-in area. And the 6,300-square-foot BOS lounge, seating 120, will also open in the last quarter of 2024.

While access guidelines for the premium lounges are still being finalized, according to Delta, Claude Roussel, vice president – Sky Club and lounge experience, said, “We want each of our guests to receive a highly personalized and dedicated level of service.” He added that “it’s not enough to have beautiful spaces and exceptional offerings” and that premium lounge customers “should feel welcomed and known when they walk in the door, just as they would at their favorite hotel or restaurant.”

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Delta will add more than 2,700 seats of club and lounge capacity this year. Aside from the three premium lounges, there will be a new Delta Sky Club at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and a second club at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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