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Commercial Vision For JFK’s New Terminal One Revealed

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), The New Terminal One (NTO) and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) Airports have launched the commercial program for the privately funded $9.5 billion all-international terminal scheduled to open in 2026.  

The iconic new experience is designed to wow customers with a curated mix of luxury brands, premium apparel, New York’s signature global cuisine and experiential categories. The collection is expected to include several first-to-airport market brands as well as a focus on unique products, food, and beverage sourced from local makers, purveyors, and farmers.   

The terminal design strives to incorporate a range of emotions one feels while in New York,  from the luxury excitement and vibrancy of the Met Gala to the charm of the city’s neighborhood pockets and the lush nature of New York’s parks. Passengers will get a taste of Queens through both cuisine and aesthetics, with all five boroughs represented throughout the terminal.     

When fully complete, the New Terminal One will be the largest terminal at JFK, with 23 gates and more than 300,000 square feet of retail, dining and lounge space over a total footprint of 2.4 million square feet.   

“From the outset of our $19 billion transformation of JFK, our goal has been to build best-in-class facilities that offer a passenger experience on par with or better than what travelers find at the world’s great airports,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton. “At the heart of that effort is the ambitious commercial program envisioned for the New Terminal One, which will bring together global brands and iconic local businesses that will combine with our public art, branding and architecture to create a sense of place unique to New York.”  

Dany Nasr, CEO of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports, said the developer is excited to move forward on the commercial aspects of the partnership. “The most sought-after brands see The New Terminal One as an unparalleled opportunity to capitalize on a premier audience, create global exposure, and express their brands within a showstopping environment,” Nasr said. “Together, we will set the benchmark for future airport developments in North America and beyond.”    

With the launch of the commercial program, URW is going to market to promote concessions business opportunities — with a focus on diverse entry points for local-, women- and minority-owned businesses, from product placement to retail and dining. The community is invited to attend the inaugural virtual information sessions. 

  • Introduction to Airport Concessions Opportunities (virtual) – Tuesday, April 16, 2024, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET  
  • Airport Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Concessions JV Equity Partnership Opportunities (virtual) – Tuesday, April 23, 2024, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET