Vol. 2, No. 4 October 2008

In the News  
A New Terminal at JFK

When Terminal 5, the new home of JetBlue, opens at John F. Kennedy International on October 22, it will combine the most modern facilities with the airport’s grandest landmark. The new terminal, constructed with nearly $800 million of Port Authority financing, will have 26 light-filled gate areas, a 20-lane security checkpoint, easy kiosk check-in, and a large children’s play area. The Port Authority has already opened a new, $82 million, six-level parking garage to serve the terminal with more than 1,500 parking spaces. The new terminal will be linked to AirTrain JFK.

T5 will also be connected to the historic TWA Building, designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, considered a master of 20th century American architecture.  Customers will have the option of walking through this classic structure to enter Terminal 5. The Saarinen terminal is controlled by the Port Authority and is currently undergoing renovations in order to adapt it to new airport-related uses.

A dramatic retail program in the new terminal will feature 22 dining establishments, including nine full-service restaurants, a gourmet food hall with eight quick-serve eateries; three coffee bars; six bars/lounges; and table service dining at Arrivals gates. The 35 retail stores will include gifts stores; a pharmacy; Taxco Sterling Silver; Borders; XpresSpa pedicures/manicures; and International Shoppes Duty Free among others.

Terminal 5, opening soon at JFK

Airport Amenities
Power Poles Now at Newark Liberty

These customer favorites --  8½-foot-tall stanchions wired with four outlets each – have arrived at the airport. Travelers can use the poles in the departure areas of Terminals A, B and C at no cost to recharge their cell phones, PDAs, laptops and other portable electronic devices. In addition to Newark Liberty, stanchions are available in all terminals at JFK and at LaGuardia’s Central Terminal Building.  

Did You Know?  
New Record at JFK

Traffic at John F. Kennedy International Airport set a new monthly record in August--4,817,397 passengers used the airport during the month. The 12-month total for the period ending August 31 also was the highest ever at 48,351,805 passengers.

Passenger records continue to be set at JFK

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