Updated: Jan 2
In a move that can be interpreted as a common sense move, oneworld founding members American Airlines and British Airways have announced that they will be consolidating operations in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport into American’s Terminal 8. This new Co-location is designed to “allow a premier customer experience and flexibility of 14 daily flights between New York and London.” – according to a press release put out on February 6th.
Both companies will invest $344 million in renovations and capacity upgrades to Terminal 8 to be completed by 2022, when British Airways plans on relocating from their current facility in Terminal 7, to the refurbished T8.
According to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, this investment fits right in to their plans for transforming JFK into a unified transportation hub.
“Only four months ago, we announced plans to transform JFK Airport into a state-of-the-art global hub, with new and unified terminals adding 4 million square feet and increasing the airport's capacity by at least 15 million passengers annually,” Governor Cuomo said. “Today that transformation is well underway, with an extraordinary private investment that will turn JFK into a truly modern airport. This new investment is part and parcel with the State’s broader efforts to modernize airports all across New York. From JFK and LaGuardia to Ithaca and Rochester, we are making historic progress rebuilding our airport infrastructure for the future and ensuring New York State remains the nation’s front door.”
Read more about it in the official press release here
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