Delta Airlines will open the first Delta Sky Club Lounge at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. This will be the only club at the airport operated by a United States airline.

The opening of Delta’s Sky Club in Tokyo

The Sky Club lounge will officially be opening after a significant delay, as it was initially set to open for the 2020 Olympics. However, as international travel is on the rise the lounge is finally opening after being left empty since March 2020.

In a press release issued by Delta Airlines, Claude Roussel, Managing Director of Delta Sky Club, is looking forward to seeing the luxurious facility open at Tokyo’s International Airport.

“Bringing the signature Delta Sky Club experience to Haneda as we continue to grow our network of premium, one-of-a-kind lounges is a huge moment for our Asia-Pacific partners, and all future Haneda Club customers.”

The Club, which will be over 9,000 square feet in size, is located on the fifth floor of Terminal 3. It will be the third Sky Club Delta has opened this year.

A chef in the kitchen of Delta's Sky Club
Delta’s Sky Club at Haneda Airport will have specialised catered options © Delta

What Delta’s Sky Club will bring

Delta’s Sky Club is set to impress with a complimentary premium bar serving seasonal cocktails, wines, beers, spirits and Japanese sake. A professional chef will also provide a made-to-order noodle bar, alongside a buffet that will have both international and Asian dishes available.

Japanese culture will be celebrated with Delta, including detailed touches including curated artworks and dedicated interiors, complimented by the Club’s expansive windows that, on a clear day, provide a view of Mount Fuji.

Other features guests can look forward to experiencing at Delta’s Club includes a large array of seating options, power outlets, high-speed Wi-Fi and premium shower rooms.

Outside of Haneda Airport
Delta will open its Sky Club despite international individual travellers still not being allowed in Japan © Japan Rail Pass

The return of travel to Tokyo

Haneda Airport is one of the two international airports that service the greater Tokyo region. Prior to the pandemic, in 2018 the airport was the third busiest airport in Asia.

Delta’s Sky Club lounge comes as Japan is still yet to open its borders to individual international travellers. Currently, those who are a part of a guided tour organised by a Japanese travel agency or operator with a pre-determined itinerary, are allowed to explore the country if they return a negative PCR test 72 hours before departure.

A growing number of Covid cases within the region is impacting when an announcement for individual travel is set to resume for international travellers, however, it is hoped that the country will reopen by November. 

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