JetBlue to Expand Dramatically at JFK with Second Terminal

By Paul Riegler on 21 July 2017
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JetBlue Airways announced plans Friday to expand its presence at John F. Kennedy International Airport through the development of a new and additional terminal.

The New York-based airline released Friday a Request for Qualifications seeking companies to develop the former Terminal 6 site at the airport and possibly the current Terminal 7 site for its use.

The airline said that the additional space would allow for an increase in the number of passengers it could handle in the future as well as allow additional partnership opportunities with other airlines.

“This project lays the groundwork for JetBlue’s future leadership in our largest focus city,” said Lisa Reifer, the airline’s vice president for infrastructure, properties and development.

The development would be undertaken in coordination with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s master plan for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s vision for a new JFK.

“We are seeking innovative, cost- and capital-efficient approaches to Governor Cuomo’s ambitious vision for JFK to deliver a world-class airport experience for our customers and crewmembers while allowing us to maximize the value of our strategic airport assets,” Reifer said.

In addition to the development of the Terminal 6 and possibly the Terminal 7 site, the project would include new international gates for JetBlue and partner airlines, a landside and an airside connector to JetBlue’s existing terminal at JFK, Terminal 5, and new roadways that would allow greater access to the new facilities.

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