Work at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport officially got underway Wednesday as Delta CEO Ed Bastian, Gov. Kathy Hochul and other officials ceremoniously broke ground on a $1.5 billion expansion and transformation of Terminal 4.
The expansion will consolidate all of Delta’s operations into Terminal 4 at JFK – which currently operates out of Terminals 2 and 4 – enabling a more convenient travel experience for customers. The project will include the following enhancements:
- A new Delta Sky Club in Terminal 4’s Concourse A.
- Expanded seating areas and concessions.
- Modern wayfinding.
- New and upgraded restrooms designed with travelers in mind.
- New check-in counters that will improve capacity and efficiency with state-of-the-art technology.
- Installation of new self-service kiosks and self-bag check locations.
- Updated baggage claim and arrivals areas.
- New retail finishes.
- Public art.
“We’re looking forward to delivering a world-class airport that will exceed expectations for years to come,” Bastian said. “Our significant, ongoing investments continue to offer our customers and employees the premium travel experience they deserve at JFK. Thank you to our partners at the Port Authority and JFKIAT for helping us make this vision a reality.”
The governor heralded the groundbreaking as an important step in the state’s comeback from the pandemic.
“The economic impact of this transformation will be felt for decades, while solidifying our state’s global leading role in welcoming visitors from abroad and those returning home,” Hochul said. “I look forward to all this partnership with the Port Authority and Delta will bring to New York.”Delta continues to grow at JFK and in New York City at large, where it offers the most flights and seats of any carrier at JFK and LaGuardia Airport, with 400 total daily departures to 95 domestic and international destinations. The airline operates more than 160 average daily flights to 68 destinations worldwide from JFK alone. Since 2010, Delta has invested more than $3.5 billion in airport expansion and redevelopment in New York, including earlier projects at JFK and LGA. The airline is also undertaking a $3.9 billion project to consolidate Terminals C and D at LGA, with a state-of-the-art arrivals and departures hall set to open next spring.