Delta Air Lines flight 295 to Tokyo-Narita is set to become the first flight to depart Concourse F at the new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal when it opens at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Shortly after flight 295’s departure, Delta flight 177 from Dublin, Ireland, is expected to be the first arrival on the new concourse.
The ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified’ international terminal complex is the new doorway for customers arriving in and departing from Atlanta for international destinations. The new Concourse F, which adjoins the existing concourse E, includes 12 gates.
Delta Air Lines from Atlanta currently operates more than 1,000 daily departures to 208 destinations, including nonstop service to 65 international destinations.
Inside Concourse F, the newest Delta Sky Club features seating and ample space for more than 300 guests and world-class amenities including eight shower suites, multiple work areas and art designed to capture Delta Air Lines’ international destinations. Delta Sky Club also offers The Luxury Bar with premium wines, champagne and spirits available.
The new terminal eliminates the need for Atlanta-destined passengers to recheck their baggage. Departing customers can expect to access the international terminal via I-75 at Exit 239. Shuttle service connects to the domestic terminal, domestic parking facilities and MARTA train service to downtown Atlanta. The Plane Train and pedestrian walkway both have been extended to offer access to the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal.
“The new international terminal is Atlanta’s new front door to the world,” said CEO, Delta Air Lines, Richard Anderson. “On behalf of Delta people worldwide, I want to congratulate aviation general manager Louis Miller, Mayor Kasim Reed, and the City of Atlanta for seeing this project to its completion and thank them for continuing the strong partnership Delta has had with the airport and city for more than 70 years.”
Work is currently underway on a $160 million renovation at La Guardia Airport, New York to support 100 new daily departures including a new Delta Sky Club, chef-driven dining options and an enclosed walkway behind security connecting Terminals C and D. A $1.2 billion expansion of Terminal 4 at New York-JFK is due to house nine new international wide-body gates and a flagship Delta Sky Club when it is expected to open in spring 2013.
Delta Air Lines’ facilities at the Los Angeles International Airport are also being renewed as part of that airport’s $4 billion overhaul, including a new baggage system, better customs processing facilities and refreshed F&B options.
At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, a key portal to Asia, Delta Air Lines is working with the city to renovate the lobby into a more open format for smoother check-in and baggage drop. Delta Air Lines is also supporting a $1.8 billion terminal redevelopment programme with Salt Lake City that is, over the next 10 years, expected to include a new terminal, renovation of 34 existing gates and a new 40-gate concourse, as well as other facility infrastructure enhancements.