ATLANTA, Oct. 5 / -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is expanding its outreach to minority and women-owned businesses for work on the recently announced redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

Delta, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and JFK IAT recently unveiled plans for the enhancement and expansion of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The $1.2 billion project will create a state-of-the-art facility for New York's fastest growing global airline. 

“The redevelopment of Delta’s terminal at JFK is one of the most important and exciting projects happening at the airline.  We’re thrilled to bring such a significant investment to this airport---an investment that will allow us to stimulate employment and the state and local economy,” said Gail Grimmett, Delta Air Lines SVP New York.  “We strive for diversity among our contractors, accurately reflecting the diversity of our employees as well as the millions of passengers we serve each year.  I thank the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey along with Governor Paterson, Mayor Bloomberg and the Assembly and Senate leadership for their continuing support of this crucial initiative.”

Over the next few years, Delta plans to increase development and mentoring of current diverse suppliers in an effort to help them gain more business in the future. The airline also is implementing a program to encourage its suppliers to broaden the diversity of their own business partners.  For more information about Delta's supplier diversity initiatives, please visit

Minority and women-owned businesses who would like more information about the JFK terminal project may contact the Regional Alliance for Small Contractors at or

About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 354 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 75,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline’s service includes theSkyMiles frequent flier program, the world’s largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at

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