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JetBlue Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Terminal 6 Complex at New York’s JFK

In partnership with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, JetBlue celebrated the groundbreaking of New York JFK’s new $4.2 billion international Terminal 6 on Thursday. The ceremony was held at JetBlue’s JFK maintenance hangar, and will open in 2026.

JetBlue's CEO, Robin Hayes (First From Far Right), and Other Dignitaries Celebrate the Groundbreaking of New York JFK's New International Terminal 6 - Photo Credit: Office of the Governor of New York

On Friday (February 24, 2023), JetBlue announced that in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANY&NJ), they celebrated the milestone groundbreaking of New York JFK’s new $4.2 billion international Terminal 6 complex. The ceremony took place on Thursday (February 23rd) at JetBlue’s JFK maintenance hangar. The new terminal will seamlessly connect to JetBlue’s existing Terminal 5, and will add gates and opportunities for added destinations and partner airline connections. The project is a public-private partnership between the PANY&NJ and JFK Millennium Partners, a consortium that includes JetBlue, Vantage Airport Group and RXR, a real estate operating company.

In Friday’s announcement, JetBlue’s Chief Executive Officer, Robin Hayes, said,

“It was 23 years ago that JetBlue launched our first flights from our home at JFK, eventually growing and taking over our modern Terminal 5 and now sending customers to more than 80 destinations, including London and soon Paris. At a time that JetBlue is set to grow significantly, we are excited to once again invest and further the governor’s vision as we build the new Terminal 6. As we move JFK into the future with a new, state-of-the-art, customer-focused facility, we are so pleased to have an opportunity to expand our presence with new gates in a new terminal. The team putting this project together is setting out to develop a terminal that New Yorkers, including our JetBlue crewmembers, can be proud of.”

The new terminal will be developed in two phases, with the first new gates opening in 2026, and completion expected in 2028. The 1.2 million square-foot international Terminal 6 will have capacity for 10 gates, including nine widebody gates, and will also include over 100,000 square-feet of world-class shopping and dining establishments. The facility will also feature state-of-the art technology with touchless technology from check-in to gates and digital systems that will streamline the customer journey throughout the terminal. Additionally, the terminal will include automated TSA security lanes and biometric-based access control systems. A convenient taxi plaza and vehicle pick-up areas will be shared with Terminal 5, reducing traffic congestion and maximizing connectivity. To view Renderings of the new terminal, please click here.

JetBlue is ‘New York’s Hometown Airline®’ and a leading carrier in Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO) and San Juan (SJU). The airline carries guests to over 100 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean, Latin America and the United Kingdom (London Heathrow and Gatwick). JetBlue Airways Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBLU.

Source: JetBlue/Businesswire


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