Adds 11 gates and 75,000 sqf $1.2 billion investment at JFK hub
Delta Air Lines, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and JFK International Air Terminal LLC (JFKIAT) yesterday 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. The initial phase of Delta’s redevelopment of Terminal 4 opened in May 2013.
In this latest move, Delta, investing nearly $2 billion over the last six years in New York City’s airports, relocated 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.
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 expands intra-terminal connections.
The expanded Terminal 4—operated by JFKIAT for more than a decade—improves the customer experience for the 12 million passengers Delta serves at JFK annually. That initial 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. The new layout allowed the Terminal operators to significantly expand the DFS duty free concession space and T4’s specialty retail offer, which includes a number of shops operated by Saveria USA; and a new newsstand and fashion concessions joint venture with Hudson Group, plus several other individual designer boutiques and services.
“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.”