Transforming JFK into a Modern 21st Century Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is one of the busiest airports in the nation and is an indispensable part of global travel and the region’s economy. The airport handles nearly 62 million passengers a year, supports 280,000 jobs, and generates more than $51 billion in sales and $17.1 billion in wages. It is an essential component of the world’s air transportation system and a regional economic driver.
The New JFK
- Unified terminal layout
- World-class amenities
- Redesigned on-airport traffic pattern
- Centralized ground transportation options
- Expanded taxiways and gate capacity
- State-of-the-art security
- First new airport facilities opened in 2022
JFK Redevelopment Program
Direct Jobs and
With $3.9 Billion in PA Capital Plan
and $15+ Billion in
Across All Program Elements
JOB TRAINING AND
For Local Residents
REDEVELOPMENT IN AN
Vision For The Future
To accommodate the dramatic expected growth at JFK airport and to keep New York’s economy moving forward, the Governor’s Airport Advisory Panel developed a “Vision Plan” to transform JFK into a leading global airport.
The Vision Plan provides a strategic framework for the Port Authority and its partners to completely redevelop, modify and expand existing facilities and infrastructure. The aggressive, forward-facing master plan and the project, called the JFK Redevelopment Program, provides for staged redevelopment.
Once completed, the transformed JFK will provide an outstanding world-class experience to customers, optimized land and airspace use, expanded economic opportunities for the Borough of Queens and the region, and continued economic development for our neighbors through job creation, and environmental stewardship of local wildlife and preservation of recreation.
- The number of passengers by years:
1961 – 10 million
2018 – 60 million
2030 – 75 million (projected)
- Directly employs 37,000 workers
- Generates more than $16 billion in wages and nearly 300,000 jobs across the region
- 4 runways
- 4,930 acres