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Transforming JFK for the 21st Century

Based on the recommendations of the Governor’s Airport Advisory Panel, Governor Cuomo announced his vision plan to transform the John F. Kennedy International Airport to meet the demands of the 21st Century. The vision plan addresses three key areas: transforming JFK into a unified, interconnected, world-class airport; improving road access to the airport; and expanding rail mass transit to meet projected passenger growth.

In October 2018, Governor Cuomo advanced this vision with the announcement of a $13 billion investment to transform JFK. The reimagined airport will be anchored by two new world-class international terminal complexes on the airport's north and south sides. The first new gates will go live in 2023 with projected completion in 2025.

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The Vision Plan to Transform JFK

Create a Unified, Interconnected, World-Class Airport

Newer terminals will be expanded and older terminals will be redeveloped and relocated to make it easier for passengers making connections. A transformation of the current web of roadways leading to JFK into a “ring road” approach will allow for easier and quicker access to all terminals.

Improve Road Access to JFK

Today’s travel times to JFK are unpredictable and range anywhere from 35 minutes to two hours. Governor Cuomo is directing the New York State Department of Transportation to undertake $1.5-$2 billion in improvements to address two major bottlenecks.

Expand Rail Mass Transit

The vision plan calls for consideration of expanding the JFK AirTrain and exploring the feasibility of one-seat ride to JFK. To augment the success of the JFK AirTrain, the plan calls for considering rail mass transit to create an easier-to-navigate connection from the Subway or LIRR to JFK and doubling capacity on the AirTrain.

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A New JFK International Airport

Watch the video of Governor Cuomo announcing the transformative plans for JFK International Airport.