The Port Authority is embarking on a major modernization and redevelopment program to position the airport to meet the needs of the 21st Century. A New Terminal A will replace the existing Terminal Building, at Newark Liberty International Airport that opened to the public in 1973 with a design capacity of 9 million annual air passengers. Terminal A served over 10 million passengers in 2015. The redevelopment program is estimated to cost $2.3 billion.
The challenges with the current terminal have proven to slow the journey for the passenger from outside of the terminal, to their gate. The vision for a new design includes four main elements. These elements include a brand new Terminal A, Airfield, Parking Garage and completely redesigned Landside and Roadway.