Just in time for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Delta says it will open a brand new Sky Club at Tokyo-Haneda (HND) airport by early July.
The airline began construction this week on the new, 9,000-square-foot space in Haneda’s international terminal. The new Sky Club is expected to include shower suites, a full-service bar, international and Japanese food (including a noodle bar), and some of the design flair that makes other new Sky Clubs at New Orleans (MSY) and Austin (AUS) stand out.
The new lounge comes as Delta – and other airlines – double down on Haneda while shifting away from the city’s second airport, Tokyo-Narita (NRT). Delta is abandoning Narita (and its Sky Club there) altogether as of late March.
Choosing to fly into Haneda over Narita is a no-brainer for many travelers, as it’s much closer to the heart of the city. And Delta clearly feels so, as all its U.S. flights – from Seattle (SEA), Portland (PDX), Los Angeles (LAX), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), Detroit (DTW), Atlanta (ATL), and Honolulu (HNL) – will soon fly direct to Haneda.
Delta will be the only U.S. airline with its own lounge at Haneda. It will replace the TIAT Annex Lounge, which Delta One passengers (along with other airlines) could access before departing Haneda. During a brief visit before our Delta One flight last year, we found that lounge was large and somewhat empty but unremarkable.
This new Delta Sky Club should be a massive step up.
Thrifty Tip: Not flying business class when you leave Tokyo? You’ll be able to get into this lounge even flying Delta economy with the Platinum Card from American Express card.
Read our guide on all the different ways to get into Delta Sky Clubs.
Haneda is a phenomenal airport, and it’s about to get a lot better for Delta flyers. If Delta delivers as promised, this new Sky Club should be a major improvement.
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