British Airways has announced it is moving to a new location in Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy Airport. The airline is investing in a new, improved terminal alongside American Airlines as part of a significant reinvestment by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Over the next four years, more than GBP 250 million (USD 344m) will be invested to recreate and customise the terminal, making it ready for passengers heading off to New York. Changes to the terminal will include additional stands, enhanced state-of-the-art baggage systems, new lounges, premium check-in areas and upgraded concessions.
“Our new home from 2022”
Alex Cruz, British Airways’ chairman and CEO, said: “We’re excited to announce our move to Terminal 8, alongside American Airlines, our Atlantic joint-business partner. Offering the best customer experience at JFK now and in the future is a top priority. We look forward to working with the Port Authority and American Airlines to continue building a world-class transatlantic travel experience in our new home from 2022.”
This investment forms part of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement in October 2018 to reinvest in JFK terminals, among other city improvements. The airline, which celebrates its centenary this year, will remain in Terminal 7 until 2022.