Delta plans a second Sky Club to serve its growing Seattle operations; a new independent lounge opens its doors at Orlando International; and the SkyTeam global alliance cuts the ribbon on a new Hong Kong facility.
Delta unveiled plans to develop a second Sky Club lounge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, with opening tentatively set for late next year. The airline said the 21,000 square foot facility — one of its five largest systemwide — will be located between Concourses A and B, offering views of the runways and of Mount Rainier in the distance. Every seat in the lounge will have power outlets nearby, and the facility will offer “a unique spa space” and a rotating selection of art from local galleries. Free menu selections will focus on local cuisine.
At Orlando International Airport, there’s a new 8,000 square foot private passenger lounge open to anyone on a pay-as-you-go basis. Called The Club at MCO, it’s the 11th airport facility created by Airport Lounge Development, Inc. Day passes cost $35, and the club is also available to members of the Priority Pass, Priority Pass Select and Lounge Club membership programs. Located at Airside 4 near Gate 91, the lounge has a Productivity Zone with a laptop bar, printer, and two private rooms for conferences calls; restrooms with showers; a children’s zone; high-speed Wi-Fi; bar service; and a selection of free snacks and beverages.
The SkyTeam global alliance — Delta, Air France/KLM, China Eastern, China Southern, China Airlines etc. — has opened a new premium lounge for all its member carriers at Hong Kong International Airport. Called the SkyTeam Exclusive Lounge, it’s in Terminal 1, open from 5:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily. Amenities include a noodle bar with cooked-to-order dishes; a yoga room; charging stations for electronic devices; free Wi-Fi; showers and a bar. The lounge can seat up to 230 persons, and it’s available to first and business class travelers and Elite Plus members of the 12 SkyTeam airlines that serve the airport.
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