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Premium Lounges and More from Delta This Year

Delta Air Lines’ premium lounges will launch at JFK, LAX, and BOS, and other spaces will expand or open elsewhere

By Todd R. Berger

2.9.24 Delta will open several premium lounges this year
Rendering of the upcoming premium lounge at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, the first of several premium lounges Delta is to debut this year || Courtesy of Delta Air Lines

Last year saw major upgrades and additions to the Delta Sky Club network, with five new clubs and two expanded or reopened locations. This year is shaping up to be even more eventful, as Delta Air Lines’ long-awaited premium lounges bring a new, heightened level of service and hospitality to customers at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

JFK will host the inaugural premium lounge, a sweeping 38,000-square-foot space that will feature both a full-service brasserie and a casual, chef-assisted market with open kitchens, dedicated wellness areas, and more. Just like Delta Sky Clubs, no two premium lounges will be alike; each location will include elements inspired by and unique to its host city.

While access guidelines for the premium lounges are still being finalized, Delta’s Vice President of Sky Club and Lounge Experience Claude Roussel’s vision for the customer is clear. He says in a prepared statement, “We want each of our guests to receive a highly personalized and dedicated level of service. It’s not enough to have beautiful spaces and exceptional offerings. Premium lounge customers should feel welcomed and known when they walk in the door, just as they would at their favorite hotel or restaurant. We look forward to providing that warm welcome and making ‘premium’ feel personal for each guest.”

Delta will open five premium lounges in 2024, adding more than 2,700 seats to its lounge network between 2023 and this year. Here’s a closer look at what eligible customers can look forward to.

New clubs and expansions in key markets: 

  • New York LaGuardia Airport: An expansion of the Terminal C Club will add a Sky Deck and more than 100 seats to the club by early summer 2024
  • Miami International Airport: Following an expansion of the club at Miami International Airport, the location will top 12,000 square feet with planned seating for 320 guests, with completion scheduled for the second quarter of this year.
  • New York John F. Kennedy International Airport: The much-anticipated premium lounge will make its debut in early summer. At 38,000 square feet (including a year-round terrace), JFK’s premium lounge will be the largest in the Delta network.
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport: A new market for Delta Sky Club—the first Charlotte location—will seat over 250 people and measure nearly 15,000 square feet. It is set to open late this year.
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport: Delta Sky Club will open a 21,000-plus-square-foot location in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s Terminal A by the end of the year, its second club at the airport.
  • Los Angeles International Airport: Delta Sky Club will bring premium lounges to the West Coast with the opening of the LAX premium lounge, featuring an exclusive outdoor terrace, late this year. The 10,000-plus-square-foot space will be directly accessible by elevator from the Delta One check-in area.
  • Boston Logan International Airport: Rounding out the year, the new 6,300-square-foot BOS-E premium lounge will seat 120 customers, to open in the fourth quarter of 2024. The premium lounge will be connected to the recently opened BOS-E Delta Sky Club; premium lounge guests will have access to both spaces.