LOT POLISH AIRLINES ONE OF THREE ANCHOR AIRLINES AT NEW YORK JFK AIRPORT'S NEW TERMINAL ONE
Warsaw, June 21, 2022 - The New Terminal One (NTO) is a state-of-the-art passenger terminal to be built at JFK International Airport in New York. The estimated cost of its construction is $9.5 billion. LOT Polish Airlines' presence at the NTO is the outcome of successful two-year long negotiations and a sign of recognition of the potential of Central and Eastern Europe's most important carrier.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), which operates John F. Kennedy International Airport, has signed a contract with the New Terminal One (NTO) consortium for a new terminal. Construction of the 220,000+ square metre facility is expected to begin in the summer of 2022.
NTO will be a state-of-the-art terminal with 23 contact stands (so-called sleeves) and will be financed by a private NTO consortium. Its companies include: Ferrovial as a lead sponsor, Carlyle, JLC Infrastructure and Ullico.
It is estimated that the project will generate more than 10,000 jobs, including more than 6,000 construction jobs. The new terminal will feature expansive public spaces, with cutting-edge technology and an array of amenities available to passengers and staff, all designed to make NTO one of the world's top-rated airport terminals.
LOT Polish Airlines, following over two years of successful negotiations with the NTO, has been awarded the status of one of the three anchor airlines for the new terminal at JFK Airport, alongside Etihad Airways and Air France. This is a special recognition for LOT, which has been present at New York Airport for almost 50 years.
"Our presence in New York dates back to 1973. It is no coincidence that the flight number from JFK to Warsaw is LO007. The management of the New York facility solicited this designator code to commemorate the movie "Live and Let Die" which was released that summer and starred legendary Roger Moore as Agent 007. For almost 50 years, we have been connecting people between Europe and this vibrant metropolis. Today, LOT is proud to be a major carrier at this state-of-the-art terminal. It is also a tribute to LOT Polish Airlines for its nearly 50 years of presence in New York. I would like to thank my team and our partners at NTO for their commitment and cooperation. Being among such an elite group of major carriers is a perfect start to another half-century of our New York adventure" – emphasized Rafał Milczarski, CEO & President of the Management Board, LOT Polish Airlines.
As co-host of the terminal, LOT will enjoy greater brand visibility at the NTO premises, and will also operate check-in desks and a two-storey business lounge with a direct access to the aircraft.
When completed, the NTO will be the largest terminal at JFK Airport and will cater to all-international traffic. Its construction will be carried out in several stages, the first of which will be the construction of a new arrivals and departures hall. The launch of the first stage of this investment is scheduled for 2026. The entire construction works are expected to be completed in 2030.