USA. JFK International Air Terminal (JFKIAT), which runs New York John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 4, has partnered with workplace solutions company Jabbrrbox to provide travellers with two new private, technology-equipped, connected workspaces.
The Jabbrrbox is a work booth with access to Wi-Fi, USB charging, conference and video call capabilities, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, among other features.
Two of these are now located near JFK T4 gate A6. The booths include speakers for music, screen-sharing abilities, flight-tracking tools, terminal maps and a photobooth app.
Passengers can rent the Jabbrrbox in 30-minute increments at US$15 per half an hour. A Wi-Fi password and a door code are provided at the time of reservation.
JFKIAT President and CEO Roel Huinink said: “Our passengers are constantly on the move, and they need great places where they can work on the fly – make phone and video calls, finish an important memo, or just catch up on emails.
“We’re excited to partner with Jabbrrbox to provide our passengers with an innovative space for today’s high-tech world traveller.”
The Jabbrrbox is the creation of US entrepreneurs Brian Hackathorn and Jeremy Jennings. Hackathorn said: “We saw the need for ‘space as a service’. That’s where Jabbrrbox comes in: for on-the-go calls or as an on-demand quiet workspace, Jabbrrbox is your space away from the office.”
Jabbrrbox workspaces have already been installed at other US airports including Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, Pittsburgh International and New York LaGuardia.