Improving the customer experience, and transforming Terminal 8 into a 21st Century gateway
Building on the momentum of the recently completed Terminal 8 (T8) Expansion Project, the $125 million T8 Commercial Redevelopment will reimagine the customer experience and provide opportunities for local, minority and women-owned businesses and the community.
Across a two-year development period, T8 Innovation Partners — a joint venture led by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) Airports — in partnership with American Airlines and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is developing and managing the reimagined customer experience, including major commercial upgrades throughout the terminal to create a NYC-inspired destination with 60+ exciting new shop and restaurant offerings.


Working on behalf of American Airlines and in partnership with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, our diverse team is made up of local, global, and industry experts committed to raising the bar at Terminal 8.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW)

A 70% equity partner, URW is the creator and operator of sustainable destinations that connect people and communities through extraordinary, shared experiences. Through its Advance Network initiative, URW is committed to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion across its portfolio. Learn more at

Phoenix Infrastructure Group

A 30% equity partner, Phoenix Infrastructure Group is a minority-owned, MBE-certified investment firm focused on critical infrastructure projects that achieve the deepest levels of diversity and strongest levels of community engagement. Learn more at

Holt Construction

Holt Construction is New York’s premier construction management firm, with 100+ aviation projects completed with excellence. Founded in 1919, Holt has built a legacy of outstanding construction performance for clients across the country. Learn more at


Investment to redevelop and expand Terminal 8
New Concessions Opportunities
New Retail Offerings
A New Great Hall
MBE/WBE/LBE Participation Goal


Investment to redevelop and expand Terminal 8
New widebody gates
130,000 ft2
Additional and refurbished space
Contracts awarded to MBE & WBE firms
Contracts awarded to LBE Firms


Our Commercial Redevelopment project has ongoing opportunities for businesses and individuals to continue to participate in the transformation of Terminal 8.