Sep 4, 2013
NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on Delta's substantial investment at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport Terminal 4 and the success of investments at Delta's Terminal D and Terminal C in New York's LaGuardia Airport, Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is launching a new chef-driven food and beverage program at JFK Terminal 2.
"We know a positive travel experience includes the time that customers spend in our airports which is why we've spent nearly $2 billion over the last few years on improvements at LaGuardia, the new Terminal 4 at JFK and this new program at Terminal 2," said Gail Grimmett, Delta's senior vice president – New York. " After hearing so much positive feedback from our customers about the food, technology and retail options that we have implemented at LaGuardia, we decided to bring the program to JFK Terminal 2 so even more of our customers can enjoy the benefits."
In May, Delta opened the new Terminal 4 expansion as the first phase of a $1.4 billion redevelopment at JFK. T4 features nine new and seven renovated gates, a redesigned lobby that includes a dedicated Sky Priority check in area, a 24,000-square-foot Delta Sky Club with the first-ever outdoor Sky Deck and restaurants from top names including Danny Meyer and Marcus Samuelsson.
The new program at Terminal 2 will include seven food and beverage concepts, fresh markets, coffee shops, concierge services and the integration of Apple iPads in the new restaurants to make it easy and convenient for travelers to order food and drinks, shop, monitor their flight information and stay connected. Some of the biggest names in New York culinary talent will be developing concepts for Terminal 2, including Andrew Carmellini of Lafayette and the Dutch, Ceasare Casella of Salumeria Rosi, Laurent Tourondel of Brasserie Ruhlmann and Arlington Club, and Robby Cook of Morimoto.
The terminal's transformation also includes new retail additions, with NYC-focused products and high-end tech and travel gear.
Temporary versions of the concepts will begin rolling out on Sept. 4, with the full program implemented by the summer 2014.
Delta again has selected OTG to lead the enhanced dining experience at JFK Terminal 2. In addition to the enhancements at LaGuardia, Delta's JFK dining enhancements follow similar upgrades to Concourse G at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.
"JFK T2 gets an immediate upgrade today with these new chef-driven concepts," said Rick Blatstein, OTG CEO. "The ideas and passion our chefs have brought to the table are just remarkable. This program brings the same wonderful service, delicious food and state-of-the-art technology New York travelers have become accustomed to at Delta's LaGuardia hub. We are thrilled to be a part of the continued investment in New York's airports."
OTG is an award-winning airport food & beverage operator with more than 175 restaurants and retail boutiques in 10 airports, including Minneapolis-St. Paul, John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Toronto Pearson, Boston Logan, Tucson, Washington National, Orlando, Chicago O'Hare and Philadelphia. Since its entry into airports in 1996, OTG has been recognized throughout the industry for its exceptional customer focus and groundbreaking innovation; growing to become the second largest privately held airport food operator in the United States in just over a decade.
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines provides service to more destinations from New York State than any other airline. As part of a $1.4 billion project to create a state-of-the-art international gateway at JFK, Delta's new Terminal 4 opened earlier this year. The airline is also investing more than $160 million to expand and update Terminals C and D at LaGuardia. The unique Delta Shuttle product offers hourly service to Boston, Chicago (O'Hare) and Washington D.C. Delta's three metropolitan-area airports carried 23.1 million domestic and international passengers in 2012, up from 20.8 million passengers in 2011. Delta and its nearly 9,000 New York-based employees are part of the fabric of the New York community, acting as the official airline of the Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Madison Square Garden, Food Bank for New York City, New York Wine and Food and AmFar among many others.
SOURCE Delta Air Lines
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