JFK’s Terminal 4 hits 20 million annual passengers

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Terminal 4 at John F Kennedy Airport, New York, which first opened in 2001, has posted record passenger figures for 2016 with more than 20 million people said to have either arrived at or departed the airport through the terminal over the course of the year.

One of six active terminals at JFK, Terminal 4 is home to 32 international and domestic airlines, and accounts for one third of all airport traffic at JFK. If Terminal 4 was a standalone airport, in 2015 it would have been ranked as the 14th busiest in the USA.

Gert-Jan de Graaff, president and CEO, JFKIAT, the airport operator, said, “The growth of our terminal has been remarkable to witness. Beginning with less than five million when we began operations 15 years ago to now hosting 20 million annually is quite an incredible feat.

“The credit for such success is undoubtedly shared among our airlines, business partners, retail and food vendors and – most importantly – the 13,000 employees who work tirelessly to move the more than 70,000 daily visitors seamlessly through the terminal. Everyone works together to create an exceptional passenger experience and we remain truly grateful for the enduring partnerships.”

Written by Chris Anderson

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