Airports Newark Liberty celebrates groundbreaking of new terminal

  • The Port Authority of NY & NJ

Newark Liberty Airport has celebrated the groundbreaking of its new state-of-the-art Terminal One.

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During the commemoration of Newark Liberty Airport´s 90th birthday, port authority leaders and elected officials celebrated the groundbreaking for the new terminal One. Construction works are expected to be completed by 2022.

Terminal One is set to replace the outdated Terminal A, which have been in service since when it opened in 1973. It was originally designed and constructed to handle nine million passengers, but served more than 11 million in the past year. The new terminal however will be able to accommodate 13.6 million passengers on three levels, with potential for further expansions.

Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole said: “The Port Authority is committed to its core mission of improving safe travel within the region and beyond, improving our economy and enhancing the passenger experience [...] Terminal One will help achieve that goal by providing first-class customer amenities for tourists, business travelers and recreational travelers who use Newark Liberty in the future.”

NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney added: “New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure network plays a vital role in the continued growth of our state’s economy and this project will mean tens of thousands of high-paying construction jobs and a boost to the Garden State’s long-term economy.”

To minimize the customer inconvenience during the work on Terminal One, EWR will be partial opened in 2021. Then, 21 gates are planned to be ready for usage. By 2022, the new terminal will be able to be fully operational with the addition of 12 more gates. The costs to build the new terminal amount to US$ 2.7 billion.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have other projects as well, such as the redevelopment of LaGuardia airport and a US$ 13 billion makeover of JFK Airport.

Source © panynj.gov

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