Delta Air Lines unveils refurbished terminal at JFK Airport

15 January 2015 (Last Updated January 15th, 2015 18:30)

Delta Air Lines has opened its latest $175m expansion to Terminal 4's Concourse B at John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York, US.

Delta Air Lines has opened its latest $175m expansion to Terminal 4's Concourse B at John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York, US.

Upgraded as part of the airline's $1.2bn investment in modernising the airport's Terminals 2 and 4, the latest expansion features 11 new gates, in addition to 75,000ft² of space, together with enclosed jetways and restaurants.

Delta Air Lines president Ed Bastian said: "The newest enhancements at Terminal 4 underscore the significant investment Delta is making in New York City's airports, nearly $2bn over the last six years."

"The newest enhancements at Terminal 4 underscore the significant investment Delta is making in New York City's airports."

The latest upgrade will enable shifting about 80% of domestic Delta Connection flights at JFK from Terminal 2 to the expanded Concourse B in Terminal 4, further streamlining travel for those with connecting flights.

The expansion also adds a new JFK Jitney bus stop at the end of Concourse B in Terminal 4 near the new gates, complementing the already existing stops located by gates B18 and C60.

Other new additions as part of the upgrade include enhanced check-in and electrical outlets at every waiting area seat.

The latest modernisation project comes as JFK and La Guardia Airport are set to go through overhauls in coming years, with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey anticipated to soon select a construction team for La Guardia's ageing Central Terminal Building revamp project.