Terminal 8
Contracting Opportunities

American Airlines Current Opportunities


RFP to Develop, Market, Lease and Manage the Concessions Program at JFK Terminal 8

American Airlines, the operator of Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, is seeking proposals from all interested and qualified respondents to develop, market, lease, and manage the Concessions Program at JFK Terminal 8, including food and beverage, travel essentials, specialty retail, duty free, currency exchange, and services concessions.

Download the RFP – click here (last updated November 1, 2021)

Change Summary:

  • November 1, 2021
    • Section V.B of the RFP was modified to include the following:
      In the event the selected Respondent plans to self-operate any spaces, the concepts and the commercial and financial terms must be superior to those of other concepts proposed for that space.  Respondents should ensure the Terminal benefits from a diverse set of operators, including authentic local businesses, and must not reserve the most desirable concession locations for self-operated concepts.
    • Section V.B of the RFP was modified to remove the following:
      In the event the selected Respondent plans to self-operate any spaces, the self-operated spaces cannot exceed the following square foot percentages in each category: 20% of Food and Beverage square feet, 20% of Travel Essentials square feet, 20% of Specialty Retail square feet, and 20% of Duty-Free square feet.
    • The Schedule for the RFP Process was modified to extend the Proposals Due Date from Nov 19, 2021 to Dec 3, 2021.
  • October 15, 2021
    • Exhibit B2 and the proposed Concessions Space square footage was modified, Exhibits L and M were added to the RFP.

Written Questions click here (last updated October 15, 2021)

Download the Draft T8 Retail Development, Management & Leasing Agreement – click here (last updated November 11, 2021)

Please note this document is subject to change and will be finalized upon completion of the RFP process.

Contact  jfkt8development@aa.com

Holt’s Current Upcoming Opportunities


TradeEstimated Amount
All Finishes *Millwork, Terrazzo,
Flooring, Feature Wall,
Ornamental Metal and
Glass, Signage, Toilet
$1.25M - $1.5M
Electrical (1st Fl)$1M - $1.5M
HVAC (1st Fl)$500K - $750K
Paint (1st Fl)$100K - $150k
Holt’s Prequalification

Firms seeking to participate on the JFK T8 project should complete the pre-qualification for Holt Construction. Please email to JFKT8@holtcc.com to receive the prequalification paperwork. In order to be prequalified you will be required to provide:

1. Completed Pre-Qualification Form

2. W9

3. Sample COI

4. NY Holt Master Agreement (Executed by an officer of the company)

COI requirements are as follows and proof must be provided:

• General Liability – $1 Million
• Auto – $1 Million
• Umbrella Liability – $5 Million
• Workers Comp – $500,000