8 OCTOBER 2018


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Article from BTNews 8 OCTOBER 2018

JFK unveils upgrade plans

Two new terminals, upgraded runways and a centralised ground transport system are on the way at New York JFK Airport as part of a $13bn modernisation programme to increase capacity by at least 15m passengers a year.

Details of the seven-year project, which was first announced last year with work expected to start in 2020, were released last week by New York governor Andrew Cuomo. The airport currently handles 60m passengers a year.

The first new gates are scheduled to open in 2023 and most of the construction is scheduled to be finished in 2025 to result in a newly-redesigned airport that will be able to handle larger international flights that are starting to be introduced.

Of the new terminals, one facility, costing $7bn, on the south side of the airport, is to be financed and built by a partnership of four international carriers: Lufthansa, Air France, Korean Air Lines and Japan Airlines. A $3bn terminal on the north side will be built and paid for by JetBlue.

More than $1bn in public funds will be invested in new roads to ease bottlenecks and congestion, while the expansion will also double capacity on the AirTrain rail service that connects passengers with the New York subway into Manhattan.


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