Airlines has opened part of its new $1.1 billion
terminal at New York JFK airport that will, in 2007, replace the two terminals
currently used by the US
August 27 the first phase of the new terminal, called the new American Airlines
terminal at JFK, will officially open. It will house
12 gates, a 57,000sq ft (5,300sq m) lobby, 67 ticketing booths, and a new
11,300sq ft Admirals Club for frequent flyers.
new terminal will initially serve domestic flights currently operating from
Terminal 9, although international service will also operate from the facility once
customs opens in September. Terminal 8 will handle international
flights and arrivals until the new customs facility is operational.
November 5 six more gates will open in the new terminal, bringing the total to
18 gates. This, in addition to the 11 gates at Terminal 8 will give American use
of 29 gates.
will be followed on February 6 with the addition of four gates in the new
2007, when the new terminal is scheduled for completion, American will have 36
upgraded gates - almost half originally intended in American’s 1999 plans - of
which 19 will be able to support international flights. Nine of the remaining
gates will be assigned to regional affiliate American Eagle Airlines.
this date Terminal 8 will be closed; American has still to decide on this
says the new 1.5 million sq ft terminal’s 36 gates will be served by three
concourses and will be able to handle up to 14 million annual passengers when
competed, says the airline.
new terminal is part of a major multimillion dollar overhaul of JFK, which
includes an $875 million project to expand JetBlue Airways JFK presence and an upgrade and
expansion of Delta Air Lines’ three terminals at its New