Last updated: 06:11 PM ET, Sat November 23 2013

Delta Terminal 4 Debuts at New York’s JFK, Features Terrace Sky Deck

Airlines & Airports Delta Air Lines Gretchen Kelly May 24, 2013

The first phase of the redesign of Delta Air Lines’ Terminal 4 has opened at JFK International Airport in New York. The much anticipated opening is part of a $1.4 billion redevelopment program at the airport and includes the Sky Deck, a tarmac-facing terraced section of the airline’s SkyClub designed in conjunction with Architectural Digest. The terminal, which is also home to Delta partner Virgin Atlantic Airways, now measures up at 2 million square feet, making it one of the biggest terminals in North America.

"The state-of-the-art Terminal 4 facilities have been years in the making and Delta people, global customers and the residents of New York now have the international hub facility that they expect and deserve," said Richard Anderson, Delta's chief executive officer. "It's an exciting time at Delta and JFK Terminal 4 is emblematic of the investments we are making in New York and around the world.  We are celebrating today thanks to the hard work and dedication of our partners in this project including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, JFKIAT and the Schiphol Group."

The terminal redux includes nine new and seven renovated international gates, updated check-in areas including a Sky Priority check-in, new dining and shopping offerings and the afore-mentioned Sky Deck. Phase Two now begins, including an additional 11 gates on Terminal 4's Concourse B. When it is finished in summer 2015, Terminal 4's Concourse B will comprise 27 Delta gates and replace Delta's current Terminal 2 regional jet facility.