Thursday, June 17, 2010
We're glad that Delta is getting a new home, although keeping the original Pam Am Worldport building (above) would be nice, too.
Either way, we hope the new building will offer JFK airport code t-shirts, bags, and more.
Delta Close To New Digs
JFK Terminal Plan Expected in 60 Days
By DOUG CAMERON And ANDREW GROSSMAN
Wall St. Journal
JUNE 16, 2010
Delta Air Lines Inc. is close to announcing the renovation of its outdated terminals at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport amid an intensifying competition for the city's business-travel market.
The airline has been in talks for months with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey about funding a move that is expected to include demolishing the former Pan Am Worldport—an iconic terminal at JFK famous for its saucer-shaped roof—to make way for new facilities.
Delta President Ed Bastian said at an industry conference that an announcement is expected within 60 days involving the Port Authority and "several other players."
Delta is close to a plan to renovate its JFK terminals that will likely include demolishing the iconic building that once housed the Pan Am Worldport.
"It is the worst facility that we operate," Mr. Bastian said of Delta's two JFK terminals, which date to the early 1960s, acknowledging that they contributed to relative weakness in securing business travelers.
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