USA. British Airways will move to New York John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 8 from 2022, the airline has confirmed. Its current base at JFK is Terminal 7.
A US$344 million investment to “recreate and customise” the terminal by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will see the airline take up residence alongside its alliance partner, American Airlines. The two airlines’ joint business partnership provides up to 70 flights a day between London and the US.
Changes to Terminal 8 will include upgraded concessions, additional stands, enhanced baggage systems, new lounges and premium check-in areas.
In the meantime, British Airways said it remains committed to “improving its customer experience” at T7 with an investment of US$65 million which includes new lounges for First and Club World customers.
British Airways Chairman and CEO Alex Cruz 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.”
Terminal 7 will be redeveloped to accommodate an expanded presence for the low-cost US airline jetBlue.
Duty Free Americas runs the duty free shops at JFK T7 and International Shoppes is the incumbent in T8.
British Airways is investing £6.5 billion over the next five years, including new aircraft, new cabins, new catering, new lounges, wifi, and new routes.