Delta strengthens its hand in battle for NY travel market with $1.4 billion JFK terminal

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Delta Air Lines is opening a $1.4 billion terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, strengthening its hand in the battle for the lucrative New York travel market.

The expanded concourse offers sweeping views of the airport, upscale food and shopping options and increased seating.

It replaces a decrepit terminal built by Pan Am in 1960 that was an embarrassing way to welcome millions of visitors to the United States.

Delta CEO Richard Anderson said his customers "and the residents of New York now have the international hub facility that they expect and deserve."

Travellers will appreciate the little touches in the new facility. The concourse houses local restaurant favourites like Blue Smoke and Shake Shack and 75 per cent of seats at the gates have access to electric outlets.

Organizations: Delta Air Lines, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Pan Am

Geographic location: New York, NEW YORK, N.Y., United States

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