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New retail and F&B offerings coming at JFK’s Terminal 8


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) today announced a $125 million commercial redevelopment programme for Terminal 8 at John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

The project, carried out in partnership with American Airlines and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) Airports, will feature a new Great Hall and is expected to bring more than 60 new shopping and restaurant offerings to the terminal.

With an emphasis on locally owned and diverse businesses that will create economic opportunities for the community, the new programme will showcase New York’s world-renowned culinary scene and establish a unique sense of place for travellers.

Following the recent completion of a $400 million expansion of Terminal 8, the commercial redevelopment will further enhance the customer experience at the terminal with a complete redesign and expansion of the concessions programme, including new dining, retail, duty-free shopping, performance space and new digitally enabled experiences for customers.

Affordable dining options consistent with the Port Authority’s street pricing policy will be included.

The connection to the Queens, New York City, and New York State communities will be at the forefront of the redevelopment, from design and construction to operating opportunities for local business owners.

With the expansion of the concessions programme, the project will create more than 300 new concessions jobs at Terminal 8.

“This is another tremendous milestone in our extensive JFK Redevelopment Program,” said Port Authority executive director, Rick Cotton.

“We are excited for the continued transformation to bring customers a world-class travel experience, boost employment opportunities for our local communities, and provide a pathway for local and minority enterprises to propel their business as a design, construction or concession partner.”

While Port Authority chairman, Kevin O’Toole, said: “Visitors from around the world will get their first taste of what our region has to offer as soon as they step into JFK’s Terminal 8, which, like all of our new airport terminals, will feature a wide range of local dining and shops.”

American selected JFK T8 Innovation Partners, a joint venture led by URW, to lead the redevelopment.

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