Vantage Airport Group, an industry-leading airport investment, development, and management company has returned to Routes World 2023, the leading global annual air service development conference, to advance air service discussions and showcase its latest airport transformation projects. These include LaGuardia Terminal B, named Best New Airport Terminal in the World by Skytrax in 2023, and the new $4.9 billion international Terminal 6, now under construction at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK Airport).
JFK Millennium Partners (JMP), the Vantage-led company selected by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Port Authority) to build and manage the new Terminal 6, is meeting with more than a dozen international carriers at Routes about its plans for the new Terminal. These meetings come as JMP prepares to mark its first full year of operations following financial close of the project and lease commencement in late 2022.
The Lufthansa Group has already announced it will make its home in the new Terminal when the first gates open in early 2026, operating flights from several gates and creating a world-class lounge experience for guests travelling on its airlines, including Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, and Brussels Airlines. Advanced discussions with several other carriers are underway.
Terminal 6 will help transform JFK into a world-class global gateway. The redevelopment project is part of the Port Authority’s $19 billion modernization of JFK Airport. When fully complete in 2028, Terminal 6 will also connect to JetBlue’s Terminal 5 to offer seamless transfers for connecting passengers.
“With bright and airy check-in and arrivals areas, NYC-inspired shopping and dining, curated public art and state-of-the-art passenger technologies, Terminal 6 aims to become one of the best airport experiences in the world,” said Steve Thody, Chief Operating Officer, JFK Millennium Partners.
T6 airlines and their passengers will enjoy a boutique-style, world-class new terminal that is digital first, operationally efficient, and full of the latest passenger conveniences, technology, and amenities, including; A1.2millionsquarefoot terminal complex, with100,000 square feet of innovative shopping, dining, and amenities, 10gates,including nine to accommodate wide body aircraft
o State-of-the-artautomatedbaggagesystem,customs/bordercontrolfacilities, and the latest TSA screening Technologies, The longest departures curb at JFK, with airline-branded passenger drop-off zones, Opportunities for up to five airline lounges, in addition to a new arrivals lounge, Digital concierge services, New ground transportation center and shared taxi stand with Terminal5, A curated collection of NYC-inspired, inspirational custom artwork, featuring local and international artists, curated by Public Art Fund in partnership with JMP
and the Port Authority, Sustainably sourced building materials,roof top solar power, and energy efficient systems and operating practices throughout the new terminal, Pursuing sustainability certifications for LEED (SilverorGold), Envision, and SITES
Elsewhere across the Vantage network, LaGuardia Terminal B also earned Skytrax prestigious’ five-star terminal ranking in 2023, and Vantage also successfully launched a new locally inspired concessions program at Kansas City International Airport’s new single terminal when it opened in February 2023.