Delta opens Terminal 4 extension at JFK

14th Jan 2015
Delta opens Terminal 4 extension at JFK

Delta Air Lines, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and JFK International Air Terminal LLC have unveiled the next phase of a Terminal 4 expansion at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The $175 million project adds 11 gates and 75,000 square feet to Terminal 4’s Concourse B and continues Delta’s $1.2 billion investment to enhance and expand the terminal.

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“The newest enhancements at Terminal 4 underscore the significant investment Delta is making in New York City’s airports—nearly $2 billion over the last six years,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s president.

“Our customers and employees are benefitting from substantial enhancements to our JFK operations, and we thank our partners at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and JFKIAT for working with Delta to create a world-class facility that meets—and, we believe, exceeds—the expectations of today’s modern travelers.” Bastian added.

Through this latest investment, Delta is significantly enhancing the customer experience at Terminal 4 and Terminal 2 by relocating a majority of its Delta Connection flights at JFK from Terminal 2 to the expanded Concourse B in Terminal 4. This will streamline travel for those with connecting flights at JFK and enhance access to amenities at both terminals.

“Delta’s Terminal 4 at JFK is a world-class entrance to the Big Apple, and with 11 brand-new gates and more area in the B Concourse, this expansion will further enhance visitors’ first impressions of this great city,” said Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) “I applaud Delta for investing in this nearly $200 million job-creating expansion project, as well as the Port Authority and JFKIAT for their hard work in making this project a reality.”


The new gates at Terminal 4 will feature enclosed jet bridges and offer customers proximity to a flagship Sky Club and chef-driven restaurants. The expansion also facilitates intra-terminal connections with the addition of a new JFK Jitney bus stop at the end of Concourse B in Terminal 4 near the new gates. This will complement the existing stops located by gate B18 at the base of Concourse B in Terminal 4 and by gate C60 at Terminal 2.

“The Port Authority and our airline partners are committed to continuing our initiatives to transform and modernize JFK Airport into a world-class facility befitting the hundreds of thousands of people who fly in and out of our region each day,” said Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye. “We applaud Delta’s investment in New York City’s airports to modernize and expand its terminal operations, and we will continue to work with all of our stakeholders to make sure JFK continues to serve as a premier source of job creation and economic activity.”

As a result of the expansion at Terminal 4, Delta customers at Terminal 2 will also enjoy an improved experience, as all Delta flights that will continue to operate there will use climate-controlled jet bridges. Customers will also have access to a renovated Sky Club, convenient iPad stations and a chef-driven food and beverage program featuring seven food and beverage concepts, fresh markets, coffee shops and concierge services. In Q2 2015, the Terminal 2 bus stop will be refreshed, with escalators and elevators installed.

“Delta’s ongoing investment at JFK helps ensure that Queens, New York, is the home of the world-class air travel experience that tens of millions of travelers expect and deserve,” said Representative Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.). “This state-of-the-art expansion adds a welcome new dimension to JFK’s goal of delivering a modern, safe and enjoyable gateway for travel around the globe.”

“We applaud Delta’s continued commitment to one of the world’s busiest airports, which is also part of our own neighborhood in the city we’re proud to call home,” said Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.

The expanded Terminal 4—which JFKIAT has successfully operated for more than a decade—improves the customer experience for the 12 million passengers Delta serves at JFK annually. It also builds on Delta’s $1.2 billion redevelopment of Terminal 4, which opened in May 2013. That expansion featured nine new and seven renovated international gates; improved and renovated check-in areas, including a dedicated Sky Priority check-in area; a centralized security checkpoint; new dining and retail offerings; a new 24,000 square-foot flagship Delta Sky Club with the first-ever Sky Deck outdoor terrace; dual taxiways for less congestion and shorter taxi times; and improved Customs and Border Protection and baggage claim facilities.

“JFKIAT is pleased to join Delta to unveil the latest expansion at JFK Terminal 4,” said Gert-Jan de Graaff, president and CEO, JFKIAT. “We applaud the company’s commitment to develop an infrastructure at JFK that truly caters to the modern traveler.”

“Delta’s investments at JFK will increase capacity and improve the experience of millions of visitors—both of which will positively impact the city’s economy,” said Kyle Kimball, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. “We congratulate Delta, JFKIAT and the Port Authority on today’s expansion and look forward to their continued progress at the city’s airports.”

Over the last six years, Delta has invested nearly $2 billion in New York City’s airports, leading the way in improving the traveler experience by bringing state-of-the-art technology, award-winning chefs and exceptional customer service to New York passengers.


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