Delta Air Lines Announces the Reopening of Select Sky Clubs With New Layered Health Measures
Delta Air Lines announced the reopening of select Delta Sky Clubs in July with additional layers of protection for the health and safety of guests and team members. Clubs in Chicago, Denver, Miami, Nashville, Phoenix and San Francisco will join clubs already operating.
On Wednesday (July 1, 2020), Delta Air Lines announced the reopening of additional Delta Sky Clubs in Chicago O’Hare (Concourse E), Denver, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix and San Francisco throughout July, joining clubs currently in operation. As travel demand increases in the coming months, Delta will reopen additional club locations. For the protection of guests and team members, Delta has implemented additional layers of protection to reduce touch points and provide more space for social distancing. The carrier has also expanded cleaning measures including the nightly sanitization of clubs with a high-grade electrostatic spray, constant daily wiped down of high-touch locations and sanitization of all glassware with high-temperature industrial dish washers. In Wednesday’s announcement, Delta Air Lines’ Managing Director – Delta Sky Clubs, Claude Roussel said,
“Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our employees and guests. Our Delta CareStandard Extends to every step of the journey – including Delta Sky Clubs. From seating capacity to cleaning procedures to individually packaged food options and a modified bar experience, we’ve thought through and improved every touch point to ensure you feel safe and at ease during your Club visit.”
In order to reduce touch points, food buffets have been modified with grab & go style individually packaged options such as yogurt, fruit, muffins, pastries, hummus and pita chips, and sandwiches. Delta has also installed Plexiglas partitions at check-in, at the bar and in between café tables and hand sanitizer stations have been added near high traffic areas. Additionally, for a touchless experience, eligible American Express Card Members and existing Club Members can use the MyWallet feature in the Delta App for digital card entry. The airline has also limited club capacity and is blocking some seats to provide additional space for Delta Sky Club Members. Floor decals have been added to remind guests to maintain social distancing.
This fall, Delta will open a new 28,000 square foot Sky Club at Salt Lake International Airport and LAX will receive a new Club in 2022. The new Clubs will feature a Sky Deck offering breathtaking views. As part of the expansion of their award-winning Delta Sky Club experience, the carrier recently opened new Clubs in Austin and Phoenix and a refreshed Club at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington DC. New award-winning flagship Clubs have also been opened at the airports in Atlanta and Seattle-Tacoma.
Source: Delta Air Lines