Delta Air Lines, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and JFK International Air Terminal LLC (JFKIAT) have opened the new Terminal 4 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, part of a $1.4 billion redevelopment program at JFK.
"The state-of-the-art Terminal 4 facilities have been years in the making and Delta people, global customers and the residents of New York now have the international hub facility that they expect and deserve," said Richard Anderson, Delta's chief executive officer.
Today's opening of the first phase of Delta's Terminal 4 expansion includes:
• Nine new and seven renovated international gates.
• Improved and renovated check-in areas, including a dedicated Sky Priority check-in.
• 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 at Delta Sky Club outdoor terrace.
• An in-line baggage system to streamline and improve the baggage handling system.
• Improved Customs and Border Protection, baggage claim and re-check facilities.
With the 346,000-square-foot expansion of Concourse B, Terminal 4, which is managed by JFKIAT, now measures 2 million square feet, making it one of the largest terminals in North America. Delta partner Virgin Atlantic Airways also operates out of Terminal 4.
Phase two of the Terminal 4 redevelopment plan will include an additional 11 gates on Terminal 4's Concourse B. Construction on phase two will commence immediately. Upon completion in summer 2015, Terminal 4's Concourse B will house a total of 27 Delta gates and replace Delta's current Terminal 2 regional jet facility.
"Delta's $1.4 billion investment in this state is further proof that New York is a prime destination for businesses to grow and thrive," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "This investment was critical in improving JFK's infrastructure, created more than 1,000 construction jobs and demonstrated the strength of our Minority—Women-owned Business Enterprises participation. We look forward to Phase II of Delta's JFK investment and thank them for their continued partnership and commitment to the State."
"Thanks to Delta's $1.4 billion investment, travelers to and from JFK will experience a state-of-the-art facility with improved amenities and better services," said New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. "Over the past six years, Delta has doubled the number of employees based at JFK and created quality construction jobs, with a focus on local hiring and priority to MWBEs. We look forward to their continued expansion and partnership with New York City."
The Terminal 4 Delta Sky Club, the largest in the Delta system, offers travelers superior amenities and a unique customer experience,Delta says. The Sky Deck at Delta Sky Club, debuting at JFK Terminal 4, is a 2,000-square-foot rooftop terrace developed in partnership with Architectural Digest.
Delta has ceased operations at Terminal 3. The site will be redeveloped for operational use.