New York announces a new terminal at JFK airport for 2026.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced Monday the construction of a new terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK), the largest airport in the city and among the largest in the world, which will cost some $9.5 billion and will be operational in its first phase by 2026.
The new structure, to be called New Terminal 1, will be 223,000 square meters in size and will be built on what are now terminals 1 and 2, considered obsolete, plus the abandoned space of what was once terminal 3, which was later demolished, EFE reported.
In total, the project will require an investment of US$9.5 billion and will employ some 10,000 people.
New Terminal 1 will have 23 gates, which will open progressively from 2026 to 2030.
It is not the only major project at JFK: Terminals 4, 5, 6 and 8 (to be built over the existing Terminal 7) are currently being expanded or are about to be expanded.
JFK is considered one of the economic engines of the New York region: it employs 300,000 people, pays $16.2 billion a year in wages and generates $45.7 billion a year in sales. Before the pandemic, it reached a record 62.6 million passengers in 2019.
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