JetBlue Breaks Ground on JFK Arrivals Project

US low-cost carrier JetBlue has broken ground on its new arrivals hall at New York
/ JFK’s Terminal 5.  The building, which will include six international arrivals gates – three new and three converted from Terminal 5 – and an International Arrivals Hall with US Custom and Federal Inspection Services, is scheduled to open in early 2015.
JetBlue’s President and CEO Dave Barger along with the airline’s executives and
crewmembers joined Homeland Security Chairman Peter King; Queens Borough
President Helen Marshall; City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer; US Custom and
Border Protection JFK Port Director Susan Mitchell; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Aviation Director Susan Baer; and representatives from the JFK airport community to commemorate the announcement.  Business partners working jointly with JetBlue on the project, including Gensler, Ammann & Whitney, Arup, AECOM, Gleeds USA, Turner Construction, were also on hand.
“Today is truly a ground-breaking day for JetBlue as we begin work on our international arrivals terminal at T5,” said JetBlue President and CEO, Dave Barger.  “We’re excited to work with all of our partners at JFK and beyond to move forward with this project which,
when completed, will make all domestic and international operations seamless and convenient for our customers and consolidate our flight operations under one roof.”