20 JANUARY 2020


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Article from BTNews 20 JANUARY 2020

JFK T8 transformation takes off

A $344m transformation of Terminal 8 at New York JFK Airport has begun with joint business partners American Airlines and British Airways celebrating the start of construction.

American president Robert Isom said the investment would put the 14 daily flights between JFK and London offered in partnership with BA in the same terminal and offer premium check-in space, new joint lounges and more retail and dining options.

“We will be adding more than 70,000sq ft to customer and operational spaces to create a truly world-class experience at JFK,” Isom added, while staff would also benefit from more co-located long-haul aircraft gates and an enhanced baggage system.

American and BA are the first airlines to mark the start of a planned transformation of JFK into what New York officials say will be a state-of-the-art global hub. The Terminal 8 construction is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

The upgrades to the building include the addition of five widebody gates and four adjacent widebody hard stands – ramp parking where customers are transported to and from the terminal by bus) – enhanced baggage systems and new lounges.




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