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JFK Opens Coronavirus Testing Center

JFK Opens Coronavirus Testing Center

John F. Kennedy Airport opened a Covid-19 testing location, the first in any U.S. airport. The testing center, branded XpresCheck, is in Terminal 4, the International  Air Terminal, in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and XpresSpa.
The testing center is open to all JFK employees, airline employees, and airline workers. It can screen up to 500 employees per day.  It has nine private testing rooms and can …

JFK Airport Consolidates Operations During Coronavirus Crisis

JFK Airport Consolidates Operations During Coronavirus Crisis

As the number of passengers continues to plummet as the coronavirus crisis unfolds, operators of the various terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the nation’s busiest international gateway, are consolidating terminals, which means that many flights will leave from terminals not usually associated with their airline.
The Transportation Security Administration, which operates security checkpoints at the majority of the nation’s airports, said that the number of passengers at U.S. airports …

Most Flights Resume After Coronavirus Causes Air-Traffic Control Staffing Issues

Most Flights Resume After Coronavirus Causes Air-Traffic Control Staffing Issues

Flights to the Northeast resumed after a brief ground stop after an air-traffic controller trainee tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
“The FAA is working with local health officials and employee representatives to determine how many personnel might have interacted with the trainee in recent days,” the FAA said regarding the New York case.
The issue impacted flights into the New York metropolitan area as well as into Philadelphia.
The trainee was last …

Air Traffic Control Tower at JFK Closed After Worker Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Air Traffic Control Tower at JFK Closed After Worker Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The Federal Aviation Administration said that the air traffic control tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport was closed temporarily on Friday after a worker there tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
JFK is the busiest airport in the New York metropolitan area, the sixth busiest in the country, and the 21st busiest in the world.
The FAA closed the tower as a precaution, but the airport remained open without interruption on …

Adieu Terminal City: The Future JFK is Coming Soon

Now that the plans to redevelop John F. Kennedy International Airport as a more interconnected airport have been somewhat finalized, it’s important to look back at the airport’s first redevelopment in the 1950s as Terminal City.
While the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which assumed control of the airport in 1947, originally envisioned one large 55-gate terminal.  Larger airlines were against the idea as it would not allow …

Delta and Port Authority Announce $3.8 Billion Terminal 4 Expansion

Delta and Port Authority Announce $3.8 Billion Terminal 4 Expansion

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which manages the airport, announced an agreement between JFK International Air Terminal, the operator of Terminal 4, and Delta Air Lines, to expand the terminal and consolidate all Delta operations there.
The $3.8 billion project was the one remaining piece of the puzzle that was required to transform JFK into a twenty-first century global gateway.
“The Terminal 4 expansion will be another milestone …

U.S. Airports to Test for Deadly China Virus

U.S. Airports to Test for Deadly China Virus

Three airports in the United States will screen travelers arriving from China for a deadly new virus that has sickened dozens in Wuhan, China, and is spreading throughout Asia.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China,” the agency said.  “Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in more than 40 confirmed human infections …