In this travel guide, we are going to explore Delta Terminal at JFK airport including the terminal map, gates information, arrivals/departures, Delta Lounges and much more.

Delta Terminal at JFK (John F. Kennedy International Airport)

JFK airport infrastructure features six terminals; Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 4, Terminal 5, Terminal 7 and Terminal 8. Terminals 3 and 6 are skipped because they were demolished in 2013 and 2011 respectively.

Delta Air Lines operates from Terminal 2 at JFK Airport. All terminal services and facilities are available at this terminal.

Delta Terminal at JFK

Delta Air Lines previously published a notice regarding the expansion and transformation of JFK Terminal 4. As per the notice, a US$1.5 billion enhancement project for Terminal 4 has been completed and all Delta operations is being consolidated into Terminal 4 at JFK.

With the transformation project, Terminal 4 received a new Delta Sky Club in Concourse A, expanded seating areas and concessions, baggage claim and arrivals section are updated, new technologies are installed and more beautifying works have been carried out.

The major enhancements at JFK Terminal include:

  • A New Delta Sky Club 
  • New retail finishes and public art
  • New Check-in counters
  • New and upgraded restrooms
  • Modern Wayfinding
  • Expanded Seating areas and Concessions
  • New Self-Service Kiosks and Self-Bag Check locations

Documents Required for flights within the U.S. – Passport/Driver’s License/Military ID, or Other Government-Issued Photo ID Card

Documents Required for Int’l Departures – Passport and Visa

Documents Required for Int’l Arrivals – Passport & Visa or other entry/residency documentation

Important Information for Domestic Travel: Passengers traveling domestically with checked baggage are required to check in at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. If you are traveling without checked bags, the check-in time limit is 30 minutes.

Important Information for International Travel: For international travel, it is mandatory to complete the check-in process at least 1 hour before the scheduled departure time. Additionally, Delta Airlines recommends that passengers be present at the gate and prepared for boarding 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time.


If you are traveling with pets, don’t forget to go through Delta Pet Travel Policy.

As a Delta passenger, you can travel with your pet as a carry-on, or pets can be shipped via a special Delta cargo service.

JFK Ground Transportation Facility


Passengers can reach Delta JFK Terminal 4 with train services, taxis, and shuttle buses.

  • Taxis – All JFK Terminals feature a taxi stand outside.
  • Train – Long Island Rail Road, and JFK AirTrain services are offered at every terminal.
  • Bus – Bus departs every 10 minutes to and from the Main Terminal Area.

Delta Terminal Map at JFK

Delta Terminal at JFK (Terminal Map)

As you can observe in the terminal Map above, there are six terminals at JFK arranged in an anti-clockwise direction starting from Terminal 1. Five parking zones named Green Parking, Blue Parking, Yellow Parking, Orange Parking and Red Parking are available near the terminals.

Terminal 2 is located opposite the Green Parking location and Terminal 4 is opposite Blue Parking Zone. Both terminals are accessible via shuttle services, bus, AirTrain or private vehicle. Delta Air Lines operates from the newly enhanced Terminal 4 at JFK Airport.

Delta Terminal JFK Departures

All Delta Air Lines Departure flights are operated from Terminal 4 at JFK Airport. Codeshare flights labeled as Delta Air Lines are operated from Terminal 1 by airlines sharing codeshare agreements with Delta.

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Delta Terminal JFK Arrivals

Like Departures, all Delta Air Lines Arrival flights are handled from JFK Terminal 4. Terminal 1 is used by airlines having codeshare agreements with Delta to operate codeshare flights labeled as Delta Air Lines.

Does Delta have a lounge at JFK Terminal 4?

Delta Air Lines offers Delta Sky Club at Terminal 4 at JFK. Besides, Delta passengers can also have access to Delta’s partner lounges including Korean Airlines Lounge, Air France Lounge, Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, and The Centurion Lounge.

There are two Delta Sky Clubs located at the Terminal 4 Check-in level to the right of the TSA Security Checkpoint, and Terminal 4 – Concourse B near Gate 31.

Delta Sky Club Express (Check-in Level to the right of the TSA Security Checkpoint)5:00 am to 8:45 pm
Delta Sky Club (Terminal 4 – Concourse B near Gate 31)4:45 am to 11:30 pm
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Delta Sky Club (Delta Terminal at JFK)

Attractive amenities offered by the Delta Sky Club

  • Food and Beverage options
  • Flight Assistance provided by the expert Delta Sky Club Ambassador
  • Variety of healthy food menu selections
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Award-winning beverage program ‘THE BAR’
  • Satellite TV
  • Productivity tools including data ports and Wi-Fi Xerox Printers
  • Showers

Korean Airlines Lounge is available at Level 3 of Terminal 1 and is accessible for departing flights only. Delta has partnered with Korean Airlines to offer partner lounge facilities to its passengers. Lounge access may be limited so, Delta passengers must stay updated.

Air France Lounge, another Delta Partner Lounge, is located at the airside near Air France boarding gates. This lounge is also specified for departing flights only and access may be limited.

Likewise, Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse is located in Terminal 4 beyond the TSA checkpoint in Concourse A above the boarding gates.

Besides, there is also The Centurion Lounge in JFK Terminal 4 that is exclusively designated for American Express Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Card and American Express Platinum Card Members.

The Centurion Lounge Amenities

  • Delicious Food, and Beverages
  • Dedicated Work Spaces
  • Complimentary High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Large Flat-Screen TVs
  • Locally-inspired Cuisine
  • Phone Rooms
  • Premium Bar
  • Private Showers
  • Private Wellness Room
  • Specialty Tea Cart

Delta Terminal JFK Food

Delta Air Lines passengers can enjoy a seasonally-inspired menu including morning breakfast and an all-day selection of regional cuisines, quick snacks, fresh salads, sandwiches, soups and indulgent desserts.


You can find the current breakfast and all-day menus listed in the table below.

Warm Breakfast Sandwiches
Fresh Fruits
Greek Yogurts
Overnight oats or chia pudding
Morning muffins and breakfast pastries
Toasted bagels and Cream Cheese
All-natural Oatmeal
Variety of Cold Cereals
Hard-coked eggs
Fruit Juices
Starbucks Coffee and Espresso Drinks
Variety of Sandwiches and Wraps
Fresh entree salads
Grain Salads
Assortment of cold side salads
Warm comforting soups and bisques
Hummus and crudite cups
Antipasto, sausages and cheese
Savoury Snacks
Whole Fruits
Dessert Bars, Brownies and Cookies
Coca-Cola Soft Drinks
Starbucks Coffee and Espresso Drinks
Note: These food options are prepared for Fall/Winter Menu. Please check the Delta Sky Club official site for the latest menus.

Restaurants, and Shops in JFK Terminal 4

Those without Delta Sky Club or Delta Partner Lounge Access can enjoy varieties of foods and beverages served by the restaurants in Terminal 4.

Some popular restaurants in JFK Terminal 4 are listed below.

Bento SushiGate B26
Blue Point BreweryNear Gate 33
Buffalo Wild WingsGate B26
Camden Foods ZippinGate B41
Central DinerArrivals Hall – West
Dunkin DonutsGate B33
Gate B20
Arrival Hall – East
Dunkin’ ExpressGate A2
Five Borough Food HallRetail Hall – West
Le Grand ComptoirRetail Hall – West
La Brea BakeryGate B34
McDonald’s Retail Hall – East
Mi Casa Cantina and RestaurantGate B23
The Palm Bar & Grille Retail Hall – West

In addition, they can also enjoy shopping at several retail shops in Terminal 4 including 5th & Sunset, Brooks Brothers, DFS Duty Free, Duty Free – Fashion, Hudson, Pack N Go, Pandora, Swarowski, Victoria’s Secret, and more.

Delta Terminal JFK Parking

JFK Terminal Parking (Delta Terminal at JFK)

There are five parking locations available at JFK Airport categorized Green Parking, Blue Parking, Yellow Parking, Orange Parking and Red Parking. Green Parking Zone can be found near Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, Blue Parking Zone is opposite Terminal 4, Yellow Parking Zone is near Terminal 5, Orange Parking is opposite Terminal 7 and Red Parking Zone is opposite Terminal 8.

Since Delta Air Lines operates from Terminals 2 and 4 at JFK, you can use the Green Parking or Blue Parking zone for quicker access. Besides, you can also choose Yellow Parking and Orange Parking spaces which are close to Terminals 2 and 4.

Economy lots, garages, and short-term and long-term parking facilities are available at JFK. You can book or reserve parking spaces online by submitting the required information at the airport’s official website.

Car Rental Services at JFK Airport

There are 10 popular car rental agencies offering easy rental services at JFK Airport. Passengers can find rental car counters or courtesy telephone with instructions on contacting available car rental companies.

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt, and Thrifty are the rental car companies available at JFK Airport.

The car rental section can be found on the arrivals level of each terminal (near the baggage carousel most of the time). In addition to car rental, you can access a for-hire vehicle.

Is Delta Terminal 2 or 4 at JFK?

Delta Air Lines used to operate from both Terminals 2 and 4 at JFK Airport. However, all Delta operations have been consolidated into the newly enhanced Terminal 4 which offers an enhanced travel experience.

What terminal is Delta Sky Club in JFK?

There are two Delta Sky Clubs in JFK Terminal 4. Delta Sky Club Express is located at the Terminal 4 Check-in level to the right of the TSA Security Checkpoint while the other Delta Sky Club can be found in Terminal 4 – Concourse B near Gate 31.

Is JFK Terminal 4 Domestic, or International?

JFK Terminal 4 facilitates both domestic, and international flights. Various domestic, and international airlines operate flights to and from JFK using the new Terminal 4.

What airlines use Terminal 4 at JFK?

Delta Air Lines, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air India, Avianca Brasil, Caribbean Airlines, China Airlines, Copa Airlines, El Al, Emirates, Etihad, Hawaiian Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, LATAM, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and Xiamen Air use Terminal 4 at JFK.

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Suman Karki
Suman Karki is the founder of the AviaTech Channel blog and YouTube Channel. He is a passionate aviation enthusiast and holds experience working as a Ground Operations Officer for Swissport International. He is currently serving as a Flight Data Feeder for FlightAware (a US-based company for Flight Tracking). Besides, he has worked as an aviation content editor for various aviation media.


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