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 over 75 million passengers in 2021. The move comes as Delta Air Lines, which operates a hub there, said it is restricting access to SkyClub lounges. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, wait times at TSA checkpoints have been stretching to 45 minutes on busy mornings.
The PS VIP lounge will open this Fall, joining Los Angeles International Airport. The service enables travelers to avoid the main terminals with private TSA Security, Customs, Immigration and lounge facilities. In Atlanta, PS will partner with Signature Aviation, the world’s largest operator of FBOs, the private jet terminals used for business jets and general aviation.
Through a long-term lease agreement, one of Signature’s two buildings at Hartsfield-Jackson will serve as PS’s second purpose-built private terminal.
PS users are driven from the private terminal to and from their aircraft. When arriving on international flights, they are picked up plane-side, and their luggage 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 flyers sometimes use scheduled airlines for long-haul international flights and then connect on private jets to reach their final destinations.
PS’s LAX facility includes three options. The Salon, which starts at $695 per use, offers VIP lounge access and shared transfers to and from flights. Private Suite Access, from $3,450 per use, includes private transfers and a private suite with chef-prepared meals, a stocked bar, and shower facilities. PS Direct whisks 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 The Salon Membership is currently $1,250 per year.
“We are excited to bring this unique experience to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int’l Airport and continue our mission to leverage our world-class infrastructure to reimagine and reinvent the travel experience,” said Derek DeCross, SVP for 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 be a perfect fit, and we’re excited to work closely with Signature here and in other key cities around the world. Our members often fly private and choose Signature, so creating ways to make commercial flight connections faster and easier makes sense.”
“With 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 during a time when people are more attune to privacy and safety while traveling,” says Amina Belouizdad, co-CEO of PS.
For Signature, it’s not their first dalliance with integrating its private jet lounge network and commercial airline services. Signature Elite Class offers a similar service at London’s Gatwick and Luton Airports, plus locations in Antigua, Barbados and Grenada.
JetQuay also offers a like VIP terminal at Singapore’s Changi Airport targeting airline users.
PS previously said they were planning to expand to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Miami International Airport, the latter where Signature currently operates an FBO.
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