Delta Air Lines and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have officially opened the new Concourse B extension in Terminal 4 (T4) at John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
The US$175m project is part of Delta’s continuing US$1.2bn expansion plan and adds 11 gates and 75,000ft2 to the concourse. The new gates at T4 will feature enclosed jet bridges and will be located in close proximity to a flagship Sky Club lounge and chef-driven restaurants. The expansion also facilitates intra-terminal connections with the addition of a new bus stop at the end of the concourse.
Pat Foye, executive director for the Port Authority, said, “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. 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.”
The extension will consolidate 80% of Delta’s operations to Concourse B thereby improving passenger transit times for connecting flights. The design by architectural firm Gensler, in cooperation with the airport’s operator JFK International Air Terminal (JFKIAT), will also streamline and simplify the passenger’s journey through the terminal.
Ed Bastian, president for Delta, said, “The newest enhancements at T4 underscore the significant investment Delta is making in New York City’s airports – nearly US$2bn over the last six years. 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.”