A Munich Airport International subsidiary has been named operator of the new US$2.7bn Terminal One at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The US airport’s owner, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, has reached an agreement with EWR Terminal One, a 100% subsidiary of Munich Airport International (MAI), to operate and maintain the terminal.
EWR Terminal One will oversee operations, maintenance and concession functions once the terminal is complete. Terminal One is replacing Terminal A and is scheduled to be fully operational by 2022. EWR Terminal One will also make short-term customer enhancements in Terminal A while it remains operational.
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 The 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.”
Terminal One will feature cutting-edge digital technology and superior dining and retail options in about 1,000,000ft2 (92,900m2) of space, about 20% 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 – five more than at Terminal A – to handle 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 US$4.6bn in regional economic activity, create more than 23,000 job years and provide more than US$1.9bn in wages.