Newark Airport’s New Terminal One to Open in 2021
Air travel has been one of the most impacted industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. But with less air traffic and less people at airports, at least construction of new terminals has been going at a faster pace. Just recently work was completed in a timely manner at LaGuardia airport for the new Arrivals and Departures Hall in Terminal B. Now the $2.7 billion replacement for the aging Terminal A at Newark Airport is on-time and on-budget, and heading for a planned phase 1 opening in the last quarter of 2021.
“The goal is to be 60 percent complete by fall,” said Rick Cotton, the Executive Director at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “The next goal is to have the curtain walls and glass completed by fall so the building will be weather tight and interior work can move along.”
When completed, Terminal One at Newark Airport in New Jersey will have a total of 33 gates. It will be able to serve airliners as large as the Boeing 777. Passengers enter a top floor ticketing hall and go through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints before descending on escalators or elevator banks to the larger central part of the terminal that houses gates, concessions, and restaurants with some local flair.
Officials plan to introduce more flexibility into the new terminal, so that flights can be assigned to any gate, regardless of airline.