May 27 2013  |  Airline & Terminal News

Terminal 4 now operational at JFK

By Rick Lundstrom

 Passengers file in on the opening day of Delta's new Terminal 4

Delta Air Lines, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and JFK International Air Terminal on Friday opened the new Terminal 4 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, part of a $1.4 billion redevelopment program.

"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. 

Friday’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 24,000-square-foot flagship Delta Sky Club with the first outdoor Sky Deck; an in-line baggage system; improved customs and border protection, baggage claim and re-check facilities.

Terminal 4 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.

Delta earlier this year announced phase two of the Terminal 4 redevelopment plan that will include an additional 11 gates Concourse B. 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.

The Terminal 4 Delta Sky Club is the largest in the Delta system. It offers travelers a chef-designed menu of cuisine such as sushi, cheese, charcuterie and dessert for a pre-departure meal. Delta’s Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson has developed a wine-by-the glass program for the Club with many vintages that were usually available only by the bottle. Now pouring in the Sky Club is 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-square-foot rooftop terrace developed in partnership with Architectural Digest and designer Thom Filicia.

Delta has ceased operations at Terminal 3. The site will be redeveloped for operational use.   


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