American Airlines has begun construction on a $344 million investment at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 8.
The launch was announced at an Association for a Better New York luncheon in Midtown alongside Atlantic joint business partners British Airways, New York governor Andrew Cuomo and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
“Our investment will put the 14 daily flights from JFK to London that we offer in partnership with British Airways in the same terminal and give customers premium check-in space, new joint lounges and a larger variety of retail and dining options,” said Robert Isom, president of American.
“We will be adding more than 70,000 square feet to customer and operational spaces to create a truly world-class experience at JFK.”
Additionally, airline team members who power the terminal operations will also benefit from closer, faster and easier connections to American’s joint business partner British Airways by the additional co-located long-haul aircraft gates and an enhanced baggage system.
“As we progress with the JFK modernization project, we are giving Terminal 8 a new look and layout in line with the modern, world-class standards that will define the airport’s ultimate…