NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Delta Airlines unveiled Tuesday the second phase of its $1.4 billion upgrade of JFK Airport’s Terminal 4.

The latest expansion adds 11 new gates at the terminal and allows the airline to relocate a majority of its connecting flights from Terminal 2, said Delta Senior Vice President Gail Grimmett.

“Now everything’s inside,” she told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond. “And it’s a lot more comfortable with the jet bridges, so it’s easier back and forth. It’s easier on the customers.”

Passengers seemed to like the changes.

“This is wonderful. It’s a long way from the front,” laughed Lou Ashmore, who was flying to North Carolina. ” … I need the exercise, though.”

“I fly here all the time,” added Mike, of New York City. “It’s really good. A lot of food choices, easy luggage getting in and out. It’s good.”

Other new additions include improved check-in and electrical outlets at every waiting-area seat.

The expansion is part of Delta’s $2 billion commitment to modernize terminals at JFK and LaGuardia airports.

The airline unveiled the first — and largest — phase of the project in 2013, when new restaurants, including Shake Shack, Uptown Brasserie and Blue Smoke, were unveiled.

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