New York’s JFK airport to replace three terminals with one $9.5bn building

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A 2.4 million sq ft terminal will be built at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport at a cost of $9.5bn. The 23-gate facility will be built across multiple phases on the sites of terminals 1,2 and 3.

The project will be funded by private investors, with supporting road and utilities built by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Work on the scheme was originally scheduled to start in 2020 but was delayed due to Covid-19.

Kathy Hochul, governor of New York, said: “As we recover from this pandemic, I want to ensure that everyone traveling to New York has a welcoming and streamlined experience, and that New Yorkers have the modernised transportation hubs they deserve.

“The time to get large infrastructure projects done is now, and I’m committed to getting JFK’s brand new Terminal One under way and completed as soon as possible.”

Rick Cotton, the port authority’s executive director, said: “At the height of the pandemic, when JFK Airport was seeing an unthinkable 2% of its pre-Covid passenger volumes, we never lost sight of finding a path forward for this world-class terminal that aspires to be one of the best on the globe.”

Construction will start next year. If all goes to plan, the first gates will open in 2026 and full completion will follow in 2030.

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