Passenger Terminal Today - Elizabeth Baker

New Terminal One (NTO) has held a groundbreaking event to celebrate the first construction phase of the US$9.5bn terminal at John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York.

The 2,400,000ft2  terminal will be the largest international terminal at JFK and is expected to generate more than 10,000 jobs, with an initial opening date of 2026. It will be built in phases, with full completion anticipated by 2030. The new terminal, which is a consortium of labor, operating and financial partners, will be built on the sites of the current Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and the former Terminal 3. It will feature naturally lit public spaces, an array of customer amenities and around 300,000ft2 of dining, retail, lounges and recreational space.

Overseen by Ferrovial, the construction and design of the project will be led by architecture firm AECOM Tishman and Gensler. The start of construction follows a revised agreement from 2021 between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and NTO. Infrastructure operator Ferrovial became a lead sponsor of the project in June 2022 and investment firm JLC Infrastructure has a 30% stake in the project. Additionally, privately held, labor-owned, insurance and investment company Ullico, is another project sponsor and intends to drive NTO’s labor commitment.

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