Major upgrades are coming to Delta Airline hubs. Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle travelers will soon see enhanced check-in services, streamlines screening, and upgraded lounge access.
Delta is currently in a multi-year improvement project at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), with the first phase scheduled to open in April 2022. The project — dubbed “Delta Sky Way” — will cost $2.3 million and be completed in 2023.
The improvements include upgrades to include the use of facial recognition technology, which will allow qualified travelers to check bags, go through security, and board flights solely through the use of digital means. Delta also plans to open a new Delta Sky Club and combine Terminals 2 and 3.
Delta is pouring $4 billion into improvements at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) starting in the spring of 2022. A major component of the plan is a hands-free baggage drop off and security area. Delta is also combining Terminals C and D into one area with a central departure and arrivals hall. This consolidation will include enlarged gate areas, more dining options, and new animal relief areas.
Delta also plans on building a new Delta Sky Club which, upon completion, will be the largest across Delta’s clubs. Located in Terminal C, the club will be 34,000 square feet with room to fit 600 travelers.
International travel is Delta’s focus at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The airline is working in conjunction with the Port of Seattle to build a new, state-of-the-art international arrivals facility. Construction on the 450,000-square-foot building will begin in the spring of 2022, and, once completed, will add eight international gates to the airport. The airline predicts the addition will more than double Delta’s international traveler capacity.
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