Delta Air Lines has opened its fifth and final Sky Club of the year in Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) Terminal A.
“This lounge is a true product of its environment – both in the airport and the surrounding Newark area,” said Claude Roussel, Vice President of Sky Clubs and Lounge Experience at Delta.
“Our team has used thoughtful design touches to create a welcoming, relaxing space in the middle of a busy terminal. We can’t wait for Newark guests to discover this lounge for themselves and experience our signature Delta Sky Club hospitality.”
With 7,000 square feet of space, the new lounge seats over 200 passengers. It features an open-air space with views of the airfield and terminal below.
The lounge design takes inspiration from Newark, specifically the surrounding landscape and the city’s history as a manufacturing hub. Its color scheme works around green to play an ode to its home in the ‘Garden State.’ Onsite, passengers will find a premium bar, beverage station, and buffet stocked with a plethora of seasonal menu items.
This EWR Terminal A Club joins the carrier’s two newly opened clubs in neighboring NYC airports. It’s intended to allow New York City area customers to enjoy an upgraded lounge experience at the regional airport of their choice. Other recent openings for the airline in the tri-state area include the John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 4 Club and the new Terminal C Facility in LaGuardia.
With the lounge’s opening, Delta will relocate its operations at EWR to the newly opened Terminal A. Customers who fly the airline will have updated technology for a smoother check-in, including a self-tagging function for checked bags.
Currently, the U.S.-based carrier has 29 peak-day departures from Newark, including Atlanta, Boston, Salt Lake City, Raleigh, Detroit, Cincinnati, and Minneapolis.
Other Sky Club Openings
Delta opened clubs in Boston and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport earlier in the summer.
With the addition of the Boston Sky Club, the airline can accommodate over 1,000 Sky Club guests in the airport. It also has almost 21,000 square feet of space and panoramic views of the Boston Harbor and skyline.
On the other hand, the Sky Club at JFK is within Terminal 4. It has space for more than 250 passengers and has a buffet onsite that will feature local, emerging chefs through the airline’s Local Flavor program. The lounge also features a fireplace, sweeping views of the airfield, and a 360-degree premium bar at the center.
This year, Delta has opened five Sky Clubs and expanded existing ones in Minneapolis and Fort Lauderdale. In addition, Delta has opened its first club at Kansas City International Airport and plans to unveil renovations in Miami and Atlanta this fall/winter season.
With the overcrowding of lounges, Delta has also taken steps this year to curb overcrowding. The new openings and digital investments, including real-time digital club occupancy trackers, are meant to help improve the customer experience for the lounges.