Airlines predicts that construction of its new terminal at New York JFK will be
fully completed by early next year, later than originally estimated.
major, which serves about 8.5 million customers at JFK annually, today moved
its international service into Concourse B of the new terminal and announced
the opening of the new customs and immigration facility serving international
transition increases American’s number of gates in the new facility from 18 to
28, with 15 able to handle arriving international flights.
all of the $1.3 billion
terminal is complete in early 2008, the facility will have 36 gates, with 19
capable of handling international arrivals,” says American in a statement.
major previously forecast a project timeline of late spring or summer 2007 for
spokesman for the carrier notes, however, that the terminal “will be
substantially complete this August, with the exception of about four gates that
will open later, the final two in early 2008”.
adds: “All other operations, concessions, ticketing, etc, will be operational
by later this summer.”
August 2005, American opened phase one of the terminal, which included the main
ticketing lobby, concourse C and the underground tunnel connection to concourse
new terminal is currently referred to as terminal nine. However, once construction
is finished and terminal eight is torn town, the new terminal will become
terminal eight, notes the American spokesman.