PS, the private terminal service for airline passengers, is adding a second location, this one at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest U.S. airport with more than 75 million passengers in 2021 The move comes as Delta Air Lines, which operates a hub there, said it was restricting access to SkyClub lounges. According to Atlanta Journal-Constitutionwait times at TSA checkpoints reach 45 minutes on busy mornings.
The PS VIP Lounge will open this fall, joining Los Angeles International Airport. The service allows travelers to bypass major terminals with private security, customs, immigration and TSA lounge facilities. In Atlanta, PS will partner with Signature Aviation, the world’s largest operator of FBOs, private jet terminals used for business jets and general aviation.
Under a long-term lease, one of Signature’s two buildings in Hartsfield-Jackson will serve as a second purpose-built private terminal for PS.
PS users are driven from the private terminal to and from their aircraft. When arriving on international flights, they are picked up on the airside and their baggage is transferred to the PS terminal to clear immigration and customs.
The facility will also provide transfers between private jet flights and commercial airlines. Private travelers sometimes use scheduled airlines for long-haul international flights, then connect on private jets to reach their final destinations.
The LAX installation of PS includes three options. The lounge, which starts at $695 per use, offers VIP lounge access and shared transfers to and from flights. Private Suite Access, starting at $3,450 per use, includes private transfers and a private suite with chef-prepared meals, stocked bar, and showers. PS Direct takes you directly from your commercial flight to your home or hotel on domestic arrivals. Limited to All-Access members, it’s priced at $3,450.
All-Access membership is $4,850 per year, while Salon membership is currently $1,250 per year.
“We are thrilled to bring this unique experience to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and continue our mission to leverage our world-class infrastructure to reinvent and reimagine the travel experience,” said Derek DeCross. , Senior Vice President of Global Customer Engagement at Signature Aviation. .
Joshua Gausman, co-CEO of PS, notes: “The city of Atlanta is one of the few places where a PS terminal will fit perfectly, and we are excited to work closely with Signature here and in other key cities. of the world. world. Our members often travel privately and choose Signature, so it makes sense to create ways to make commercial air travel faster and easier.
“Through this joint effort, we have no doubt that we will continue to transform the industry through our unique value proposition and commitment to exceptional service, especially at a time when people are more sensitive to privacy and safety when traveling,” said Amina Belouizdad, co-CEO of PS.
For Signature, this isn’t their first banter with the integration of its network of private jet lounges and commercial airline services. Signature Elite Class offers a similar service at London Gatwick and Luton airports, as well as Antigua, Barbados and Grenada.
JetQuay also offers a similar VIP terminal at Singapore Changi Airport targeting airline users.
PS previously said it plans to expand into John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Miami International Airport, the latter where Signature currently operates an FBO.