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American Airlines and British Airways Officially Kickoff JFK Redevelopment Plan

American Airlines announced today the start of their $344M investment at JFK’s Terminal 8 in conjunction with Atlantic Joint Business Partner British Airways. The announcement took place at a luncheon for the “Association for a Better New York.”

Atlantic Joint Business Partners American Airlines and British Airways Announce JFK Terminal 8 Redevelopment - Courtesy American Airlines

On Monday, American Airlines announced in conjunction with their Atlantic Joint Business (AJB) partner British Airways the start of a $344M Terminal 8 redevelopment project at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The project launch announcement took place at a Midtown luncheon hosted by the Association for a Better New York and was attended by leaders of both airlines and other dignitaries. In Monday’s announcement, American Airlines’ President, Robert Isom said,

“Our investment will put the 14 daily flights from JFK to London that we offer in partnership with British Airways in the same terminal and give customers premium check-in space, new joint lounges and a larger variety of retail and dining options. We will be adding more than 70,000 square feet to customer and operational spaces to create a truly world-class experience at JFK.

The project will include co-located long-haul gates and an enhanced baggage system which will provide closer, faster and easier connections between American Airlines and AJB partner British Airways. Together, the airlines are marking the transformation of JFK into a state-of-the-art global hub with an enhanced guest experience including the addition of five new widebody gates, four widebody stands, an enhanced baggage system, new lounges, premium check-in spaces and upgraded concessions. The Terminal 8 redevelopment project is expected to be completed by 2022. Also commenting on Monday’s announcement, British Airways’ CEO, Alex Cruz added,

“This is an exciting development in our move to terminal 8, alongside American Airlines, our Atlantic joint-business partner. We are one step closer to offering an even better customer experience for passengers traveling to, from and through JFK. We look forward to our continued work with the Port Authority and American Airlines in order to build a world-class transatlantic passenger experience.”

Artist's Rendering of JFK Terminal 8 Renovations - Courtesy American Airlines

The Greater New York City area is a major hub for American Airlines and the carrier serves JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty Airports. The carrier offers up to 115 peak day departures from JFK to 40 destinations in 20 countries. From LaGuardia, American operates 167 daily flights to nearly 40 destinations including shuttle service to Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD) and Washington DC (DCA). In addition to today’s announcement, American Airlines has been investing billions of dollars in airport upgrades over the last few years. Other hub projects include improvements at Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Miami (MIA), Washington DC (DCA), Charlotte (CLT) and Los Angeles (LAX), where the airline broke ground in October 2018 on a $1.6B redevelopment project.

Source: American Airlines


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