Delta Air Lines, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and JFK International Air Terminal LLC (JFKIAT) have opened Delta’s new Terminal 4 Concourse B expansion at New York JFK.
The Terminal 4 expansion, which Delta Air Lines will use for its international gateway operation at New York JFK, is part of a $1.4 billion redevelopment program by the carrier at the airport.
“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, chief executive officer of Delta Air Lines.
In the first phase of Delta’s Terminal 4 expansion are:
● 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, featuring the first ever Sky Deck at Delta Sky Club outdoor terrace;
● An in-line baggage system to streamline and improve the baggage handling system; and
● 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.
In addition to the May 24 expansion opening, earlier this year Delta Air Lines announced phase two of the JFK Terminal 4 redevelopment plan. This will include an additional 11 gates on Terminal 4 Concourse B.
Construction on phase two will commence immediately. Upon the completion of phase two in summer 2015, Terminal 4’s Concourse B will house a total of 27 Delta gates and phase two will replace Delta’s current Terminal 2 regional jet facility.
According to Delta, the Terminal 4 Delta Sky Club, the largest in the Delta system, offers travelers superior amenities and a unique customer experience. A chef-designed menu of cuisine such as sushi, cheese, charcuterie and dessert will allow customers the option of enjoying a pre-departure meal, enabling them to sleep immediately after take-off.
Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson, who also selects Delta’s Business Elite wine offerings, has developed a premium wine-by-the glass program for the Sky Club. This will offer many vintages usually available only by the bottle, including Dom Perignon and Muga Prado Enea, Gran Reserva.
Additionally, customers needing privacy within the Sky Club can reserve the Ciroc Lounge, which offers a private space with seating and entertainment.
The Sky Deck at Delta Sky Club, making its debut at JFK Terminal 4, is a 2,000-square-foot rooftop terrace developed in partnership with Architectural Digest magazine. Designer Thom Filicia was selected by Architectural Digest to create a distinctive space that will offer passengers runway views.
With the opening of the new Terminal 4 Concourse B expansion, Delta has now ceased operations at JFK Terminal 3.
The Terminal 3 site, which includes a famous, circular terminal building which was originally constructed in the 1960s as the Pan Am Terminal, will be redeveloped for operational use. The former Pan Am Terminal (which many believe is a historically significant building) is being demolished.