JetBlue Announces Plans for New Terminal at JFK

By Kurt Stolz on 3 August 2021
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JetBlue’s terminal at JFK

JetBlue Airways announced it is moving forward with plans to develop a new terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport on the Terminal 6 and 7 sites.

The resultant 1.2 million-square-foot (111,483-square-meter) Terminal 6 will feature over 100,00 square feet (9,290 square meters) of dining, lounge, and retail space.

The new terminal will integrate “seamlessly” with the airline’s current terminal, Terminal 5, which is fronted by the TWA Flight Center, the original Terminal 5. It will be able to accommodate both wide-body and narrow-body gates and include new check-in areas and arrival halls.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement Tuesday that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the airport, would approve JetBlue’s plans.

The new Terminal 6 will be developed and operated by JFK Millennium Partners, a private consortium owned by JetBlue, airport developer Vantage Airport Group, and real estate developer RXR Realty.

JetBlue also announced plans to renew the lease for the Brewster Building, its corporate headquarters building, located in Long Island City.  The airline plans to renovate the space “to be responsive to rapidly evolving workplace trends that have accelerated during the pandemic,” it said.

Built in 1911, the Brewster Building was home to Brewster Aeronautical, which among other things manufactured the Brewster F2A, the first monoplane fighter airplane used by the U.S. Navy in the Second World War.

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