Delta Air Lines this week said its Delta Flight Products subsidiary has designed and is manufacturing a custom plexiglass safety barrier especially for airport check-in lobbies, departure gates and Delta Sky Club counters.
The new barriers are already being tested at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), a Delta hub, and the subsidiary is now making 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.”
Delta said the safety barriers will be in place at all 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 the safety barriers at airports outside the U.S. in the weeks ahead.
Delta has also committed to its new clean standards, including electrostatic sanitizing spraying, for the long-term, and the Delta Flight Products also is creating face shields for medical professionals to use during the pandemic.