In a major step forward in the development of a new world-class airport, the Port Authority of NY & NJ (PANYNJ), has reached agreement with Munich Airport International GmbH (MAI) to operate and maintain the $2.7 billion Terminal One now under construction at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
EWR Terminal One LLC, a 100-percent subsidiary of MAI, will oversee operations, maintenance and concession functions once the terminal is completed, and will also will be making short-term customer enhancements in Terminal A until that terminal is closed.
Terminal One is replacing the outmoded Terminal A and is scheduled to be fully operational by 2022.
(Learn More about Newark Liberty International Airport’s smallest and most antiquated terminal getting a major upgrade. Courtesy of Eyewitness News ABC7NY and YouTube. Posted on Oct 10, 2018.)
Munich Airport, operated by MAI’s parent company Flughafen München GmbH (FMG), has been awarded the title “Europe’s Best Airport” by Skytrax, which studies and ranks airports internationally, in 12 of the past 14 years.
In addition to the Newark project, MAI is involved locally with a joint venture (Reach Airports) that will manage the new Terminal One project at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
“We wanted to bring a world leader in customer service and concession management to Newark Liberty, and MAI fits the bill,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole.
“New Jersey travelers deserve world-class service and the brand new Terminal One will improve the travel experience for Garden State residents and visitors while creating new jobs and business opportunities in the region.”
“The Port Authority is committed to moving our airports from back of the pack to best-in-class facility standards and to a level of global best practices that our passengers demand,” Executive Director Rick Cotton said.
“Our partnership with Munich Airport International allows us to deliver on our twin promises of operational excellence and customer service based on global, 21st century standards.”
(As part of the Port Authority’s ongoing effort to engage the local community during the modernization of its facilities, the agency established a new community outreach office in Newark as part of the $2.7 billion Terminal One Redevelopment Program, at Newark Liberty International Airport, which will serve as the central resource for job and contracting opportunities for local businesses and residents. Courtesy of PANYNJ Media and YouTube. Posted on Apr 15, 2019.)
“We look forward to working with the Port Authority on this exciting project, and to bringing world-class operations, services and amenities to the new Terminal One,” added Dr. Ralf Gaffal, Managing Director of Munich Airport International.
Terminal One will feature cutting-edge digital technology and superior dining and retail options in about one million square feet of space, about 20 percent larger than Terminal A.
It will accommodate an estimated 13.6 million passengers annually on three levels.
The new terminal will have 33 common-use gates, which is five more than at Terminal A, and capable of handling larger aircraft and modernized check-in, security and baggage claim areas.
Terminal One is the state’s largest design-build project, expected to generate more than $4.6 billion in regional economic activity, create more than 23,000 job years and provide more than $1.9 billion in wages.
In addition to Terminal One, major Port Authority modernization projects are under way at both LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports, with the total investment in the three airports at about $28 billion through private and public financing sources.
The $8 billion construction of an entirely new LaGuardia Airport, the first new airport in the U.S. in 25 years, achieved a major milestone with the opening of its first new concourse in Terminal B last December, including light-filled and spacious gate areas, locally inspired dining and retail, and other modern amenities.
(See milestone completed in just two years. Courtesy of CBS New York and YouTube. Posted on Nov 29, 2018.)