More Enhancements Slated for New York's JFK Airport

 Delta Air Lines, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and JFK International Air Terminal will continue expansion at John F. Kennedy International Airport with a $175 million project that will add 11 gates and 75,000 square feet to Terminal 4's Concourse B. Delta has committed an additional $5 million for information technology enhancements. With the new expansion, Terminal 4's Concourse B will house 27 Delta gates and completely replace Delta's current Terminal 2 regional jet operation. Each of the new gates will feature a dedicated boarding counter, seating area and jet bridge, eliminating the need for ramp-level boarding, which currently exists at Terminal 2. The new project is in addition to a massive $1.2 billion redevelopment at Terminal 4 that will debut in May. That expansion, which is 90 percent complete, features nine new and seven renovated international gates; improved and renovated check-in areas, including a dedicated Sky Priority check-in area; a centralized security checkpoint; new dining and retail offerings; a new 24,000-square-foot flagship Delta Sky Club with a Sky Deck outdoor terrace; dual taxiways for less congestion and shorter taxi times; and improved Customs and Border Protection and baggage claim facilities. The expanded Terminal 4 will replace the outdated Terminal 3 facilities; demolition of Terminal 3 is expected to be completed by summer 2015, at which time the site will be used for aircraft parking.