New York’s JFK airport seeks tenders for $13b revamp
Infrastructure - JULY 22, 2019

New York’s JFK airport seeks tenders for $13b revamp

by Andrea Zander

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has issued an RFI for a $13 billion refurbishment of John F Kennedy International Airport.

The 14-acre, mixed-use project will contain a redesigned airport with two new international terminals able to cater to an extra 15 million passengers a year. The number and size of gates will be increased, and improvements will be made to parking availability, airside taxiway size and the JFK AirTrain system.

A statement from Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York state, said the design could also include retail, dining and office space, as well as recreational and cultural offerings.

Cuomo said, “Airports are the front door to New York, which is why it is so important that we transform JFK Airport into an innovative, modern and accommodating space for domestic and international travellers.

This February, Cuomo announced that American Airlines and British Airways will invest $344 million in JFK’s Terminal 8 to expand and improve the customer experience as part of the comprehensive plan to make the airport a modern, 21st century gateway to the nation. In March, Cuomo announced opening of a new community outreach office in Jamaica, Queens, which will serve as the central resource for job and contracting opportunities to local residents. In April, Governor Cuomo announced the second phase of a multi-tiered cargo modernization plan with the signing of a long-term lease with JFK Air Cargo LLC to develop a state-of-the-art handling facility at the airport. In May, Cuomo announced the opening of the historic TWA Hotel, JFK’s first on-campus airport hotel, developed by the real estate development company MCR through a public-private partnership.

In addition, as part of the implementation of the JFK Vision Plan, JetBlue and JFK Millennium Partners are constructing a new $3 billion, 1.2 million-square-foot terminal on the airport’s north side that will connect to the airline’s existing Terminal 5. Another new $7 billion, 2.9 million-square-foot terminal on the airport’s south side will occupy the area where the existing Terminals 1 and 2 are located, in addition to the area left vacant when Terminal 3 was demolished in 2014. The new south side terminal will be developed by the Terminal One Group, a consortium of four international airlines — Lufthansa, Air France, Japan Airlines and Korean Air Lines.

RFI can be found here.

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