A Look At JFK Terminal 8’s New Renovations
Both American Airlines and British Airways have unveiled the first look at their newly renovated Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
‘We’re moving,’ he said.Earlier today, American Airlines, British Airways, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey held a press conference at JFK to unveil the updates. The newly renovated terminal is expected to accommodate about 10 million passengers annually as part of a $400 million joint investment by two of the leading oneworld Alliance members. A $400 million investment in Terminal 8 has added five new widebody gates, four new widebody parking positions, and enhanced and expanded baggage handling systems. The remarkable expansion of Terminal 8, offering exemplary hourly services from JFK to London, is indicative of the upcoming transformation that JFK is presently witnessing. Thanks to American Airlines and British Airways’ investment in five new wide body gates, passengers can enjoy a better experience and convenience for trans-Atlantic trips to/from JFK. This injection of capital by private partners at Terminal 8 conveys a strong faith in the evolving potential of the airport and the region. – Rick Cotton, Executive Director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey In December, American Airlines and British Airways will move their operations to Terminal 8. In May 2023, Japan Airlines will move to Terminal 8, along with Spanish oneworld partner, Iberia. Eight oneworld carriers will operate from the new terminal in the future. Previously, oneworld Airlines’ operations were split between three terminals at JFK, creating a number of inefficiencies. Previously, Japan Airlines and Royal Air Maroc operated in Terminal 1, British Airways and Iberia operated in Terminal 7, and now eight carriers will consolidate in Terminal 8. Oneworld customers who connect to and from international flights in New York will benefit from the addition of oneworld carriers under one roof. With the renovation of Terminal 8, American Airlines awarded more than $150 million worth of contracts to 115 minority and women-owned businesses. The airlines also partnered with local businesses in Queens.
Lounges with premium amenitiesThree premium lounges will be available for passengers at Terminal 8: Chelsea, Soho, and Greenwich. Chelsea and Soho are brand new lounges, while Greenwich is a rebranded American Airlines Flagship Lounge.