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JFK T6 Overhaul To Launch Next Year

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said construction of a new, $4.2 billion, world-class Terminal 6 at JFK International Airport (JFK) will move forward early next year now that financial investments have been made and approvals have been secured for the first phase of the privately financed project. The project is the final piece of the JFK Vision plan to get underway.

The new Terminal 6 is a public-private partnership between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and JFK Millennium Partners – a consortium that includes Vantage Airport Group; American Triple I, a certified minority-owned investor, owner and developer;  New York real estate operating company RXR; and JetBlue Airways.

“Just as we have done at LaGuardia, where we completed a new airport this year, and at Newark Liberty, where we will soon open a new Terminal A, the Port Authority and its private partners are making unprecedented investments in the future of our region while demonstrating our ability to complete extraordinary projects that will generate economic growth for decades to come,” said Kevin O’Toole, PANYNJ chairman.

The new terminal will be developed in two phases, with the first new gates opening in 2026 and project completion anticipated in 2028. The 1.2 million-square-foot Terminal 6 will have capacity for 10 gates – including nine wide body gates – and will connect seamlessly to JetBlue’s Terminal 5.

JFK Terminal 7’s current primary tenant, British Airways, will move to a modernized and expanded Terminal 8 later this year, and the 60-year-old Terminal 7 will be demolished after the first phase of Terminal 6 is completed. The connected terminals spanning the current T6 and T7 sites will create an anchor for passenger travel on JFK’s north side.

“JFK International – the nation’s door to the world – will soon be worthy of New Yorkers, providing an unparalleled passenger experience,” said Governor Hochul. “This historic $18 billion investment will not only transform JFK into a world-class airport, but also create 4,000 jobs in the process, and I thank everyone who put in the years of hard work to move this project forward.”