Delta Air Lines, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and JFK International Air Terminal opened the new Terminal 4 on Friday at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, part of a $1.4 billion redevelopment programme 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. “It’s an exciting time at Delta and JFK Terminal 4 is emblematic of the investments we are making in New York and around the world. We are celebrating today thanks to the hard work and dedication of our partners in this project including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, JFKIAT and the Schiphol Group.”
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 centralised security checkpoint
- New dining and retail offerings
- A new 24,000 sq ft flagship Delta Sky Club with the first ever 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 sq ft expansion of Concourse B, Terminal 4, which is managed by JFKIAT, now measures two million square feet, making it one of the largest terminals in North America. Delta partner Virgin Atlantic Airways also operates out of Terminal 4.
Delta earlier this year announced phase two of the Terminal 4 redevelopment plan that will include an additional 11 gates on Terminal 4’s Concourse B. Construction on phase two will commence immediately. On 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.
The Terminal 4 Delta Sky Club, the largest in the Delta system, offers travellers 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 takeoff. Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson, who also selects Delta’s Business Elite wine offerings, has developed a premium wine-by-the glass programme for the Club with many vintages usually available only by the bottle, including Dom Perignon and Muga Prado Enea, Gran Reserva. Additionally customers needing privacy within the Club can reserve the Ciroc Lounge, which offers a private space with seating and entertainment.
The Sky Deck at Delta Sky Club, debuting at JFK Terminal 4, is a 2,000 sq ft rooftop terrace developed in partnership with Architectural Digest. Renowned designer Thom Filicia was selected by Architectural Digest to create a distinctive space that will offer passengers runway views and the comfort, convenience and relaxation they have come to expect from the award-winning Delta Sky Club.
Delta has now ceased operations at Terminal 3. The site will be redeveloped for operational use.