To add another layer of safety at airports for Delta customers and our people, Delta turned to its Delta Flight Products subsidiary to design and manufacture a custom plexiglass safety barrier especially for airport check-in lobbies, departure gates and Delta Sky Club counters.
The Delta Flight Products team quickly created a thoughtful design, worked with Airport Customer Service teams to test installation at Delta’s Atlanta Hub and is now manufacturing up to 150 barriers every day.
“This is yet another testament to Delta’s nimbleness, ingenuity and our relentless commitment to keeping our people and our customers safe in our airports as we all manage the impact of the ongoing pandemic,” said Eric Phillips, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Airport Customer Service and Cargo. “We appreciate the agility of our Delta Flight Products colleagues to so quickly and expertly produce these safety barriers, which will add another level of safety as our customers check-in, visit a Delta Sky Club and board their flight.”
Full outfitting of the safety barriers at all check-in lobbies and departure gates is expected at Delta’s U.S. hub airports by June 1 and at all U.S. locations in the weeks following. Delta Sky Club installations are expected to be complete this summer and Delta also intends to install at airports outside the U.S. in the weeks ahead.
Delta has committed to its new clean standards for the long term, during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, bringing the same rigor to cleanliness that it used to redefine industry on-time expectations for customers.
Delta Flight Products has quickly shifted its industrial manufacturing capabilities during the pandemic to create face shields for medical professionals and worked with Delta TechOps to produce a military transport pod for the U.S. Air Force.
Delivering on Delta’s New Standard of Clean
Delta will continue evaluating our practices and new opportunities to support personal safety. Requiring customers and employees to wear face coverings throughout their journey is one of many steps Delta has taken to protect their health and safety, while providing an essential service to the communities we continue to serve. These efforts and our new standard of clean include:
A comprehensive list of onboard changes can be found on delta.com.