American Airlines and British Airways to Invest $344M in JFK Airport

by Traveleads | February 8, 2019 | Latest News On The Ground

British Airways and American Airlines have reached an agreement to invest $344m in upgrading Terminal 8 in New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

The companies will invest the money over the next three years to prepare for the co-location in 2022.

Between them the airlines operate up to 70 flights a day from London to the US.

With the move some four years away, BA said it “remains committed to improving its customer experience at JFK”. In October it finished a long-awaited refurbishment of its first class lounge at Terminal 7, part of a £52 million investment in facilities at Terminal 7.

The airline has further promised to invest £6.5 billion in new aircraft, cabins, catering, lounges, Wi-Fi and routes over five years.

Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said:

“We’re excited to announce our move to Terminal 8, alongside American Airlines, our Atlantic joint-business partner.

“Offering the best customer experience at JFK now and in the future is a top priority. We look forward to working with the Port Authority and American Airlines to continue building a world-class transatlantic travel experience in our new home from 2022.”

Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton commented:

“American Airlines and British Airways have joined the extraordinary efforts underway to make John F. Kennedy International the world-class airport our customers expect and deserve.

“This is a turning point in JFK’s history. We are responding to record numbers of passengers with record levels of infrastructure investment. We also will ensure best-in-class customer service is part of these initiatives, as work begins on transforming JFK into a worthy gateway to the United States.”

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has released plans for a $13 billion expansion project at JFK that would increase capacity by 15 million passengers a year.

It will see a $7 billion, 2.9 million square foot terminal on the airport’s south side  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.

To check availability, or to book your next journey,please contact your Traveleads consultant.

New customers please contact corporatesales@traveleads.net  to find out more about the many ways Traveleads can reduce your travel costs without compromising on service or quality.

Latest articles

Travelling through lockdown with CarnaudMetalbox Engineering

Travelling through lockdown with CarnaudMetalbox Engineering

While lockdown meant the end of frequent travel for many companies, for others, that simply wasn’t an option. Samantha Dalton, service planner at CarnaudMetalbox Engineering, explains how having a travel management... Read More

find Out More
Brexit and business travel - UK and EU Flag

How we anticipate Brexit to affect business travel from 1 January 2021

With the end of the Brexit transition period fast approaching, we explore the anticipated implications on business travel and actions we can all take now. While more definitive updates are expected following trade talks... Read More

find Out More
Produce Investments case study

“The support is fantastic; the team always goes above and beyond for us”

Prior to 2014, Produce Investments Ltd, parent company to one of the UK’s leading suppliers of fresh potatoes, Greenvale AP, found that its processes weren’t running efficiently when it came to travel. With the... Read More

find Out More
View all articles

Website proudly developed by The Wrapped Agency