Airlines plans to open a new concourse at its Newark hub on 2 October, adding
19 gates and 30,000m2 of capacity.
the global gateway, the international concourse will expand Continental’s main
terminal capacity by 46% to a total of 60 gates. A new baggage sorting system
already has been installed underneath the concourse and above stands a new ramp
control tower for airline operations personnel.
C terminal currently consists of 41 gates limited to domestic flights, with the
smaller B terminal handling all of Continental’s international arrivals. But
the new C-3 concourse will also be capable of handling international arrivals,
supplementing the existing B terminal.
already has identified its daily Newark-Hong Kong service as the inaugural
flight when C-3 opens on 2 October.
new customs building to handle flights arriving at the concourse is also under
construction. Continental says the building, connected to C-3 by an elevated
glassed-in walkway, should be complete by early 2002.
carrier calls its new concourse the “centerpiece” of a $1.4 billion improvement
project at Newark. Other projects still under construction include a railroad
station, two parking garages, a cargo complex and additional maintenance