Delta, as part of their continued plan to upgrade airport amenities, has announced their first outdoor terraces, which will be located in their SkyClub's in Atlanta's Concourse F and New York/JFK's recently renovated Terminal 4.
Though I am not a big fan of Delta, I do give them credit for their continuous improvements to the airport and on-board experience. In addition to renovating their two main international gateways, Delta has opened or renovated over a dozen SkyClubs, and recently added a connector between the C and D terminals at LaGuardia airport.
"Delta is proud to collaborate with two of the most renowned names in design – Architectural Digest and designer Thom Filicia – on our first outdoor Delta Sky Club spaces," said Tim Mapes, Delta's senior vice president - Marketing. "Sky Deck represents our continuing effort to offer Delta customers exclusive experiences and amenities they value. The new outdoor terraces will do just that – provide distinctive spaces with unprecedented outdoor runway views at two of the most globally significant airports in the world."
The new space in Atlanta will be adjacent to the Delta Sky Club in Concourse F and will open this summer. At JFK, the space will be a rooftop terrace at the club in the airline's new $1.2 billion expansion of Terminal 4, scheduled to open in May. In addition to a unique viewing opportunity, the clubs will offer the comfort, convenience and relaxation customers expect from the award-winning Delta Sky Club experience.
I enjoyed my visit to the terrace at Virgin Atlantic's Clubhouse lounge in London, and would love to see terraces added to more lounges in the U.S. Being able to step outside for some fresh air, without having to reclear security, is a big benefit in my book.