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Delta’s JFK expansion to boost regional jet strategy

Excerpt from The Wall Street Journal

Feb 12, 2013 2:01 pm

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Delta’s super-expansion at JFK and LGA put it in a New York state of mind. The airline already is the dominant slot-holder at LaGuardia, and JFK will help with Delta’s Virgin Atlantic investment, as well as for regional jets.

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Delta Air Lines Inc. is planning an additional $175 million project at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 — part of a larger expansion effort in the New York region.

Under the expanded program, Terminal 4’s Concourse B will house 27 Delta gates and replace Delta’s current Terminal 2 regional-jet operation. All gates will be designed to accommodate two-class regional jets as well as provide flexibility for gating additional mainline aircraft.

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