New York’s neighbourhood airline JetBlue have embarked on the extension to its world class home at John F. Kennedy Airport’s Terminal 5 to open the way for a new international arrivals facility.
Set to open in early 2015, the carefully designed space will include 6 international arrivals gates. Three will be new and three will be converted from Terminal 5. The facility will include an International Arrivals Hall with full US Custom and Federal Inspection Services to deliver a seamless travel experience for travellers arriving on international flights with JetBlue and selected partner airlines.
JetBlue’s resident and chief executive Dave Barger along with the airline’s executives and crew members joined Homeland Security chairman Peter King; Queens Borough president Helen Marshall; City Council member Jimmy Van Bramer; US Custom and Border Protection JFK port director Susan Mitchell; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s aviation director Susan Baer; and representatives from the JFK airport to make the announcement.
“Today is truly a ground breaking day for JetBlue as we begin work on our international arrivals terminal at T5,” Barger.
“We are excited to work with all of our partners at JFK and beyond to move forward with this project which, when completed, will make all domestic and international operations seamless and convenient for our customers and consolidate our flight operations under one roof.”
JetBlue is the biggest domestic airline at JFK, operating more than 150 non-stop flights daily to 56 destinations throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America.
The customer service friendly airline carried more than 2 million travellers from the airport last year to its many international destinations including Barbados; Costa Rica; Dominican Republic; Jamaica; Mexico; Saint Lucia; St. Maarten; and Turks and Caicos – all of which will soon enjoy the seamless experience of arriving into the new international arrivals terminal extension.
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