Delta Air Lines opens revamped Sky Club lounge

Delta Air Lines opens revamped Sky Club lounge

While travelers who purchase first class tickets and business class airfares on a regular basis may feel like they know the world's luxury lounges inside and out, airlines continue to revitalize these airport spaces.

If premium travelers have not passed through Delta Air Lines' Sky Club lounge at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in some time, they may want to consider relaxing in this revamped space in Concourse A, which is now open.

According to airline officials, this lounge, which is located near gate A17 in Concourse A, is considered to be the busiest hub in the entire Delta system, as more than 55,000 travelers pass through it on a monthly basis. The carrier listened to its customers and did away with the conference rooms that were a part of the lounge and have instead added more seating options to this 16,000-square-foot space.

The revitalized lounge in Concourse A is just one part of Delta's $2 billion investment in improving their customers' travel experience. This initiative will continue through 2013 and includes the introduction of a new Sky Club in Concourse D, near gate D27. The construction of this contemporary 5,700-foot space will ensure that there is a space for relaxation at each of the airport's concourses.

"Our customers will now be able to enjoy the award-winning Delta Sky Club experience on every concourse, with nine clubs at our hometown airport," said Wayne Aaron, the vice president for marketing programs and distribution strategy at Delta. "We continue to innovate and invest in the Delta Sky Clubs in order to provide the best experience for our members."

Individuals who hold business and first class airfares and visit the Sky Clubs can admire aerial photography of the local region while enjoying complimentary beverages and snacks from the lounges' full-service bars. Families can relax and watch programs on the facility's satellite television, while professionals get work done in a special area that is outfitted with desktop computers, Wi-Fi access, wireless printers and charging stations for their electronics.

Among the other changes Delta has planned between now and 2013 include upgrades to the airline's domestic fleet. More than 140 wide-body planes are set to receive fully flat-bed seats complete with in-seat entertainment options in their BusinessElite cabins.

By Arnold Meyer

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