British Airways has confirmed that it will move
from Terminal 7 at John F. Kennedy airport to a new location in
The airline is investing in a new terminal alongside American Airlines as part of a significant
reinvestment by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Over the next four years, more than £250 million
($344m) will be invested to recreate and customise the terminal, including additional stands, enhanced state-of
the-art baggage systems, new lounges, premium check-in areas and
British Airways, which celebrates its centenary
this year, will remain in Terminal 7 until 2022.
Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO,
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.”
This investment forms part of New York Governor
Andrew Cuomo’s announcement in October 2018 to reinvest in JFK
terminals, among other city improvements.