New Terminal One at JFK Gets Green Light from Port Authority

By Jeremy Del Nero on 22 November 2019
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Pan Am Worldport after Delta moved in

Pan Am Worldport after Delta moved in

A new terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport will soon take flight.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey authorized the start of work on a new Terminal One at the airport.  The 23-gate terminal will span the sites of the current Terminal One, Terminal 2, and the former Terminal 3.  In doing so, it authorized a lease agreement for the design, construction, and financing of the terminal as well as for its operation and maintenance.

The new terminal will be developed by the Terminal One Group, a consortium of four airlines, Air France, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, and Lufthansa.  Construction will begin early next year and is expected to be completed by 2025.

Terminal 3 was the iconic Pan Am Worldport. Built by the World’s Most Experienced Airline, the Worldport ushered in the Jet Age upon its opening in 1960.  Its demolition was preceded by protests by preservationists and former Pan Am employees at the start of the 2010s.

Terminal 2, one of the two remaining original terminals of  the original Terminal City concept at the airport, opened in 1962 as the home of Northeast and Northwest airlines. It was later used by Pan Am and is currently used by Delta.

The new Terminal One will add 22 international gates that will accommodate larger wide-body aircraft such as an Airbus A380 as well as one additional gate, 24 security checkpoint lanes, 116,000 square feet (10,776 square meters) of airport lounge space, cultural exhibits, interior green space, and children’s play areas. It will be operated by Munich Airport International and connected to Terminal 4, which opened in 2001 and is home to over 30 non-U.S. airlines as well as Delta Air Lines.

The current Terminal 1 building, which first opened in 1998 and is considered undersized for its purpose, will continue to operate until the completion of the first phase of the construction of the new Terminal One building.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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