JFK airport to open $65m terminal for pets

New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) has announced that it will open a $65m terminal specifically for pets.

The Ark is a luxury airside hotel for "creatures great and small", offering round the clock animal care in a "state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facility, enabling the safe handling and efficient delivery of horses, pets, birds and livestock by air".

Designed by Gensler, the 178,000 square foot development contains a pet boarding area, quarantine area, veterinary clinic and a pet oasis.

The project will generate $108m in revenue over 30 years and will create 180 jobs.

Private investment firm Racebrook Capital was responsible for developing, financing, constructing, operating and managing the Ark.

JFK is the fifth busiest airport in the United States accommodating 50 million passengers annually.

Find out more about the Ark here.

Images courtesy of the Ark JFK

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