Delta to Open New Regional Jet Gates at JFK in January

By Paul Riegler on 13 December 2014
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Delta aircraft at JFK

Delta aircraft at JFK

At its annual investor day this week, Delta Air Lines announced it will move its regional jet flying to brand new gates at Terminal 4 in January of the coming year.

The timing was announced by Glen Hauenstein, the airline’s chief revenue officer.  “We will be replacing the horseshoe on January 14, which is really probably the last component of our New York City expansion that has kept us from having a competitive product,” he told the audience, noting that Delta was nonetheless able to become the “number one” airline in New York “with a substandard set of assets,” referencing what some called the “hamster tubes” at Terminal 2.

Delta’s plans for JFK were announced in 2010 and included a major expansion of Terminal 4, the tearing down of the former Pan Am Worldport, and a renovation of Terminal 2.  The airline moved the majority of its operations to Terminal 4 in May of 2013.

The carrier said it will refurbish Terminal 2 and also “improve” the bus operations it uses to move passengers between Terminals 2 and 4.

“For the first time, Delta will have world-class facilities, world-class people, world-class products, and a world-class operation in New York,” said Hauenstein.

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