Vol. 4, No. 2 March/April, 2010
JFK Bay Runway Work Prepares for the Future

The Bay Runway reconstruction project underway at Kennedy International will allow the airport to be ready for air passenger traffic that is expected to increase over the next decade. The project will help ease congestion and reduce delays by an estimated 10,500 hours per year.

The runway will be widened from 150 to 200 feet and new taxiways will be created to improve aircraft queuing and provide easier access between the airfield and terminal gates. This saves time on the ground for every passenger at JFK. In addition, nearly three miles of runway is being replaced with a concrete overlay, which has an anticipated life of more than 40 years, compared to eight years for asphalt.

To facilitate this major initiative, a concrete plant has been constructed on site and three other runways remain in use when possible. To view a video and images of the JFK Bay Runway reconstruction, click here.

Bay Runway Construction at JFK


New Guide for Travelers with Disabilities

The Airport Resources for Travelers with Restricted Mobility brochure contains information on airport accessibility, transportation and accommodations at nearby hotels. The guide is available from the Welcome Centers at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty. Travelers who want to plan in advance can view a PDF of the brochure, which is posted on the Port Authority Web site. Accessibility Services information is available for each airport on the Web site as well.

Updated Airport Resource Guide

Travelers Save Time with U.S. Entry Program

Pre-approved travelers can receive expedited clearance upon arrival into the United States via Global Entry, a program managed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Participants who travel through Newark Liberty and Kennedy International airports may enter the U.S. by using automated kiosks.

Although this program is intended for frequent travelers, there is no minimum number of trips required. And the benefits are considerable. Enrollees bypass the passport control line and complete the customs declaration form electronically.

Applications are completed and submitted online. A non-refundable $100 fee will be collected before the submission of the application. For more information on the program, visit www.globalentry.gov.

Global Entry at EWR’s Terminal B