Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) flight 295 to Tokyo-Narita will become the
first flight to depart Concourse F at the new Maynard H. Jackson Jr.
International Terminal when it opens tomorrow at Atlantas
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Shortly after flight 295s
departure, Delta flight 177 from Dublin, Ireland will 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 departing from Atlanta for international destinations. The new
Concourse F, which adjoins the existing concourse E, includes 12 gates.
Delta from Atlanta today operates more than 1,000 daily departures to
208 destinations, including nonstop service to 65 international
Inside Concourse F, the newest Delta Sky Club® features seating and
ample space for more than 300 guests, world-class amenities including
eight shower suites, multiple work areas and art designed to capture the
spirit of Deltas international destinations. The Club also offers The
Luxury Bar with premium wines, champagne and spirits available for
purchase. Windows across the Club offer mezzanine-level views of Deltas
operations in Atlanta.
The new terminal eliminates the need for Atlanta-destined passengers to
recheck their baggage. Departing customers will 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 have both been
extended to offer access to the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International
Terminal. Additional information is available at
The new international terminal is Atlantas new front door to the
world, said Richard Anderson, Deltas chief executive officer. 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
that strong partnership Delta has had with the airport and city for more
than 70 years.
Deltas contribution to the new terminal and concourse is part of a
more than $3 billion investment in facilities, products and technology
in the air and on the ground,” said Anderson. In addition to this
premier international gateway in Atlanta, renovations and expansions to
Delta airport facilities also are underway in New York, Seattle, Los
Angeles and Salt Lake City.
As Delta becomes the leading airline in New York, work is underway on a
$160 million renovation at La Guardia Airport 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 will house nine new
international wide-body gates and a flagship Delta Sky Club when it
opens in spring 2013.
Deltas facilities at the Los Angeles International Airport are being
renewed as part of that airports $4 billion overhaul, including a new
baggage system, better customs processing facilities and refreshed food
and beverage. At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, a key portal to
Asia, Delta is working with the city to renovate the lobby into a more
open format for smoother check-in and baggage drop. Delta also is
supporting a $1.8 billion terminal redevelopment program with Salt Lake
City that will, over the next ten years, include a new terminal,
renovation of 34 existing gates and a new 40 gate concourse, as well as
other facility infrastructure enhancements.
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During
the past year, Delta was named domestic Airline of the Year by the
readers of Travel Weekly magazine, was
named the Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline by PCWorld magazine for
its innovation in technology and won the Business
Travel News Annual Airline Survey. With an industry-leading global
network, Delta and the Delta
Connection carriers offer service to nearly 350 destinations in 62
countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs
80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than
700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam
global alliance, Delta participates in the industrys leading trans-Atlantic
joint venture with Air
France-KLM and Alitalia.
Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more
than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam,
de Gaulle, Salt
Lake City and Tokyo-Narita.
The airlines service includes the SkyMiles
frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the
service; and more than 50 Delta Sky
Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $3 billion
through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and
technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the
ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check
bags and review flight status at delta.com.