American Airlines and British Airways Announce $344 Million Terminal 8 Expansion at JFK

BA to Relocate to T8 in 2022

By Anna Breuer on 6 February 2019
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American's Terminal 8 at JFK

American’s Terminal 8 at JFK

American Airlines, British Airways, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Tuesday a $344 million plan to expand Terminal 8, which is operated by American, and relocate BA to Terminal 8 from Terminal 7, its current home.

The project calls adding 70,400 square feet (6,540 square meters) of additional space including 33,000 square feet (3066 square meters) of public space ad the refurbishment of 57,000 square feet (5,341 square meters) of existing space.

It will include new lounges, additional gates, a new state-of-the-art baggage system, new premium check-in areas, and new shops and restaurants.

British Airways, which celebrates its centenary this year, said it will remain in Terminal 7 through 2022. Terminal 7 will be demolished at that point to make way for JetBlue Airways’ plan to build a new terminal on the north side of the airport.

“We’re excited to announce our move to Terminal 8, alongside American Airlines, our Atlantic joint-business partner,” said Alex Cruz, BA’s CEO.

American and BA are funding the project. No Port Authority funds are being committed to the refurbishment.

The AA-BA deal is in addition to a $13 billion expansion project at JFK taking place over several years.

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