Delta celebrated major airport infrastructure milestones in 2022 as the airline introduced brand new terminals at its New York-LGA and Los Angeles hubs and opened six new or upgraded Delta Sky Clubs around the world. But we’re not done yet, and 2023 has exciting work ahead – all part of Delta’s more than $12 billion investment in coast-to-coast airports and commitment to improving the travel experience on both the ground and in the air to change.
Delta customers in New York City can expect upgrades and expansions at both of Delta’s local hubs this year as New York City’s #1* airline deepens the $7 billion in infrastructure investments it has made in alone since 2010 New York airports.
“As Delta continues to strengthen its leadership position as the premium global airline in New York City, we remain committed to building airports of the future that are comfortable, easy to navigate and part of an effortlessly connected journey,” said Chuck Imhof, Vice President of New York & Eastern Division Sales.
Expansion and consolidation at John F. Kennedy International Airport
Delta’s latest $1.5 billion expansion project at New York-JFK broke ground just 13 months ago, and the airline and its partners at the Port Authority and JFK International Air Terminal have been working quickly to deliver an even better experience for travelers to offer local and transfer customers .
On January 14, Delta officially moved its operations out of Terminal 2 and consolidated all operations into Terminal 4, with 10 new gates now open in Concourse A, which features modern, spacious seating areas and upgraded restrooms, with concessions coming soon will .
The updated check-in and baggage drop area uses the latest technology to improve efficiency during busy travel times and includes the following improvements:
Delta’s signature digital backplane with up-to-date gate information.
Self-service check-in kiosks.
Improved bag drop locations.
And there’s more to come. Expected to be completed by early fall 2023, the Concourse B expansion will include 28 gates capable of accommodating various aircraft types, an expanded security checkpoint and baggage claim area, and new restrooms.
Delta Sky Club customers can look forward to a nearly 14,000 square foot location opening this summer in Hall A of T4, with planned seating for over 200 guests. To serve customers in Concourse A in the meantime, a Delta Sky Club Express location is now open, offering limited seating and beverage service, as well as quick grab-and-go options. Delta’s Club in Concourse B will also remain open.
JFK will also be the first airport to host an exclusive club for Delta One customers, scheduled to open in early 2024. The first Delta One Club will be located adjacent to the main security checkpoint in Terminal 4 and will be approximately 36,000 square feet – the largest in the Delta Sky Club network. Delta One customers visiting the club can expect personalized, dedicated service that further enhances the lounge experience.
On the way to the completion of Terminal C at LGA
Delta opened its state-of-the-art Terminal C at New York-LGA last June, and the two remaining concourses will be completed by the end of 2024.
The first four gates in the third new hall opened to customers last October, while the first four gates in the fourth and final hall will open later this fall. New walkways linking the Arrivals and Departures Halls directly to the new concourses will open ahead of summer 2024, making journeys through the airport even more efficient once construction is complete.
When completed, Terminal C will have 1.3 million square feet with 37 gates in four concourses. The optimized terminal will better deliver the speed and efficiency New York travelers need, with up-to-date technologies such as hands-free baggage drop, self-service check-in and facial recognition screening capabilities that enable seamless airport navigation.
LGA is also home to the airline’s largest Delta Sky Club, seating nearly 600 guests in a sprawling 34,000 square feet (in final state). The club features a gourmet kitchen, a premium bar, two dining buffets, and two drinking stations; Future additions include a year-round, all-weather sky deck with expansive views of the runways and a second premium bar.
Delta began construction on this massive, year-long project in 2017, with the opening of the first concourse to customers in 2019. The airline has been able to speed up construction times during the pandemic to deliver this facility to customers in New Zealand nearly two years ahead of schedule to deliver york .
Delta’s unique dual-hub location in New York City allows the airline to offer more than 470 daily peak-time departures to over 120 destinations. This summer, the airline will fly its largest ever transatlantic schedule from JFK, offering more than 225 weekly departures to 32 destinations including Berlin, Geneva and London-Gatwick – all routes not flown since pre-pandemic or pre-pandemic times.
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*No. 1 based on seats and departures from JFK and LGA (LTM1Q23 used) and passengers and revenue (LTM3Q22 used).