Improving the customer experience, and transforming Terminal 8 into a 21st Century gateway


American Airlines

American Airlines proudly offers customers 6,800 daily flights to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance and became the first major airline to partner with the Environmental Protection Agency to develop environmentally friendly strategies. Our history dates back to April 15, 1926, when Charles Lindbergh flew the first American Airlines flight – carrying U.S. mail from St. Louis, Missouri, to Chicago, Illinois. After 8 years of mail routes, the airline began to form into what it is today. American founder C.R. Smith worked with Donald Douglas to create the DC-3; a plane that changed the entire airline industry, switching revenue sources from mail to passengers. As the world’s largest airline, we’re very proud to give back to the communities. Where customers and team members live and work. In 2018, American gave $35 Million in cash and in-kind support to charitable partners nationwide. Throughout the years, American has created nearly 1 million jobs worldwide.

Holt Construction

Holt Construction Corp. is a value driven Construction Management and General Contracting firm offering an extensive range of services in markets that include aviation, corporate interiors, healthcare and health sciences, hospitality, mission critical, retail, and food & beverage. Founded in 1919, Holt Construction is celebrating 100 years in business with its third generation of Holt family leadership. Holt has best in class clients and personnel and fosters a family atmosphere while having the depth and talent to deliver projects on a national platform. Aviation has been one of Holt’s core markets for over 25 years with a multitude of projects in our portfolio including; Runways, Hangars, Retail, Lounges, Terminals, Baggage Systems, Food & Beverage, Jet Bridges, Car Rental Facilities, Cargo Facilities, & Parking Garages.


AECOM is the world’s premier infrastructure firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come. AECOM launched when a handful of employees from design and engineering companies shared a dream of creating an industry-leading firm dedicated to making the world a better place. Today, AECOM provides design services for civil and infrastructure construction to public and private clients in more than 150 countries. In addition to planning, consulting, architectural and engineering design services, the company also offers logistics and consulting in a broad range of markets across the globe. AECOM serves several sectors including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and national governments as well as offering expertise in program management and construction services. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM has been named one of Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the fifth consecutive year, and is ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record’s 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms”. As a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments with the goal to build a better world.

3 Teams

127,900 Square Feet

2023 Expected Completion


The Terminal 8 project will improve the overall customer experience, with a total of 70,400 square feet of added space including 33,000 square feet of public space. Another 57,500 square feet of existing space will be refurbished. New amenities include premium lounges for both airlines, enhanced baggage systems, premium check-in space and upgraded concessions. There will be five additional wide-body gates to allow for more transatlantic flights and four nearby on-airfield plane parking / unloading areas to accommodate the added flights.


American Airlines has an ever-growing commitment to provide opportunities to Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs). Types of opportunities include:

  • Civil / site work & heavy structural
  • Mechanical, electrical & plumbing
  • Carpentry, interiors, building envelope, vertical conveyance, finish trades & specialties
  • Technology

Contact Us

EMAIL: Subject Line: “MWBE/WF JFK Info Request
Email: [email protected]
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