Details of American Airlines $344 million investment at JFK Airport

A $344 million investment was made by American Airlines and British Airways for an expansion project for JFK’s Terminal 8. $319 million is designated to be used for expansion of Terminal 8 along with airside improvements. $25 million is to be used for the renovation of bathrooms and other customer service improvements.

Improvements include two new widebody gates, the addition of 70,400 square feet to the terminal, reconfiguration of the lobby to increase check-in capacity by 25 percent, increase baggage claim capacity by 25 percent, and adding 14 daily flights to London from the same terminal.

American Airlines Terminal 8 is a part of JFK Airport’s redevelopment plan called “Reimagined”. The project is set to create more than 750 jobs. Terminal 8 construction is set to be completed late 2022.

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