Delta ups the ante in battle for New York travel market
by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer
May 24, 2013 01:43 PM | 2027 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
People line up to order food at the Shake Shack restaurant in the new Delta airlines terminal 4 at JFK airport, Friday, May 24, 2013 in New York. Delta opened its new $1.4 billion terminal, 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. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
People line up to order food at the Shake Shack restaurant in the new Delta airlines terminal 4 at JFK airport, Friday, May 24, 2013 in New York. Delta opened its new $1.4 billion terminal, 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. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Virgin CEO Richard Branson, left, and Delta airlines CEO Richard Anderson pose for photographers inside the new Delta terminal 4 at JFK airport, Friday, May 24, 2013 in New York. Delta opened its new $1.4 billion terminal, 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. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Virgin CEO Richard Branson, left, and Delta airlines CEO Richard Anderson pose for photographers inside the new Delta terminal 4 at JFK airport, Friday, May 24, 2013 in New York. Delta opened its new $1.4 billion terminal, 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. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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NEW YORK (AP) — 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."

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



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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