Few US cities want their airports renovated extra desperately than New York does. Its three main airports have terminal amenities that might have been world-class a long time in the past, however are congested messes at the moment. Luckily the powers that be acquired the memo and are utilizing this decade to get JFK, Newark, and LaGuardia again into form. The LaGuardia work is nicely underway, with massive components of a shiny new terminal B already open. And not too long ago, a challenge at JFK hit a serious milestone.
A consortium of airways, funding companions, challenge administration corporations, and different companions are breaking floor this month on JFK’s New Terminal One (NTO). It’s going to cowl the footprint of the present terminal one (a smattering of largely worldwide airways), Delta’s terminal two, and the footprint of the demolished terminal three. For an summary of the general deliberate terminal modifications at JFK this CrankyFlier story from our good friend Brett does an excellent job.
The press launch lists AirFrance/KLM, LOT, and Etihad as anchor airways for the brand new terminal. We’d have thought JFK’s main redevelopment might permit alliance companions to colocate. However AF/KLM’s main US companion is Delta over in terminal 4, Etihad has a smattering of codeshare companions in all places, and LOT is within the Star Alliance. So NTO may match like the present terminal one, as a grab-bag of miscellaneous airways.
As for the terminal design, it can have a big headhouse and two piers with a complete of 23 gates. Presumably most gates shall be designed for long-haul plane. From the renderings it appears to be like contemporary, spacious, and *actually* into letting you realize that you simply’re in NYC.
The challenge will break floor this summer season, with the primary section deliberate to open in 2026 and completion slated for 2030. So sure, you’ll have some time to attend earlier than you may stroll via the New Terminal One your self. And there’ll in all probability be loads of construction-related hassles for passengers passing via terminals one and two between every now and then. For now, right here’s some cool renderings of the ultimate product.
The globe and route map outdoors the terminal is a pleasant contact. Hopefully the globe is a display that may robotically replace with new routes. In any other case there’s going to be a really cranky upkeep man climbing a ladder to regulate the string lights every time a brand new route launches.