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
  • New airport facilities will open in 2023

JFK Redevelopment Program

9,600

Direct Jobs and

15,000+

Total Jobs

$13Bil

INVESTMENT
With $1 Billion in PA Capital Plan

and $12 Billion in
Private Funding

30%

M/WBE GOALS
Across All Program Elements

ENGAGEMENT OF
LOCAL BUSINESSES

JOB TRAINING AND
CERTIFICATION
For Local Residents

INVESTING
IN EDUCATION

REDEVELOPMENT IN AN
ENVIRONMENTALLY
RESPONSIBLE MANNER

Vision For The Future

To accommodate the dramatic expected growth at JFK airport and to keep New York’s economy moving forward, Governor Cuomo’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.

JFK 101

John F. Kennedy International Airport opened in 1948 as New York International Airport but was commonly known as Idlewild Airport.
  • 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

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