Delta will reopen all Sky Club airport lounges by the summer

Apr 21, 2021

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Delta shuttered most of its SkyClub airport lounges in March 2020.

The Atlanta-based carrier slowly started reopening select lounges, many in focus cities, last summer and has continued to steadily ramp up operations at several of its outstations.

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Now, as demand returns and vaccination rates continue to climb, Delta will be reopening all SkyClubs by this summer. That’s according to Ed Bastian, Delta’s CEO, in his Tuesday interview with Brian Kelly, TPG’s founder and CEO, as part of the Future of Travel series.

Delta’s new flagship Sky Club at Salt Lake City’s airport in September 2020 (Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

“All SkyClubs will be open by the summer,” said Bastian in reference to some of the flyer-focused improvements that passengers will experience as they return to the skies. Other initiatives include accelerated construction work on hub terminals, new inflight food and beverage service and additional contactless check-in and boarding options.

While the details are light, a carrier spokesperson confirmed to TPG that more information will be revealed soon. Nevertheless, with analysts predicting a meaningful return to travel this summer, Delta flyers can rest easy knowing that the club will be open.

For now, 40 of Delta’s SkyClubs have reopened. The San Diego location in Terminal 2 reopens on 27 April, while the Atlanta outpost near Gate C37 is reopening on 1 May.

Delta’s big 3 competitors — American Airlines and United — also have reopened select lounges, but neither airline has announced a timeline for a network-wide reopening.

Featured photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy

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