Date: Dec 18, 2012
Press Release Number: 217-2012
“As the operator of JFK Airport, the Port Authority strongly encourages all stakeholders in the ongoing labor dispute to work together to resolve their differences in time to ensure a smooth holiday travel season. The employees at Air Serv and Global Elite provide a valuable service at our airports and to the traveling public and a strike at this time would be disruptive to millions of travelers and exact a toll on our economy.”
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in New York. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the state of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency relies on revenues generated by facility users, tolls, fees and rents as well as loans, bond financing, and federal grants to fund its operations. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.