The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has approved a $175 million additional expansion to terminal 4 by Delta Air Lines at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International airport.
The project will add 11 gates and 6,968 square metres (75,000 square feet) to the terminal's concourse B for Atlanta-based Delta's regional jet operation. It will replace the existing terminal 2, which will be demolished.
Delta plans to conclude a $1.2 billion, nine-gate expansion to terminal 4 for its mainline operation in May. Construction on the additional expansion will begin at that time.
"This additional expansion project at terminal 4 is another in a long line of substantial investments we are making in New York," says Richard Anderson, chief executive of the airline, in a statement.
"Delta's expansion of JFK's terminal 4 underscores the Port Authority's commitment to partnering with the private sector to modernise our aging assets and continue to stimulate economic growth in the region," says David Samson, chairman of the PANYNJ, in a statement.