Delta and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have partnered to develop plans for a tribute to the Pan Am Worldport as part of the redevelopment of the former Pan Am Worldport/Terminal 3 at New York’s JFK International Airport.
The terminal, which opened in 1960 and was once operated by Pan American World Airways, is an important part of aviation history in the US. Current plans call for using the area to increase space for Delta’s Terminal 2 and Terminal 4.
Delta has said that it will partner with the Port Authority to “create a suitable tribute to the Worldport during the redevelopment of the Terminal 3 site.” This may include “incorporating artifacts” as well as photographs from the Worldport site.
The statement by Delta comes after the failure of recent efforts by a preservation group, Save the Worldport, to have parts of the terminal declared a historic landmark by the State of New York.