US-based low-cost airline JetBlue has unveiled its new outdoor rooftop terrace at its dedicated Terminal 5 (T5) at John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York.
The 4,046ft2 T5 Rooftop was designed by architect Gensler and features landscaped green spaces, seating for 50 people, a 400ft2 children’s play area and a 400ft2 dog walk area. There are also three food and beverage carts, including Blue Marble ice cream and Hebrew National hot dogs.
JetBlue’s T5 Rooftop will offer travelers spectacular views of Manhattan and the adjacent TWA Terminal and will be accessible to all passengers who have cleared security.
Rich Smyth, vice president, corporate real estate, JetBlue, said, “We are New York’s hometown airline, so T5 was designed to show off the pride we have for our city. We brought many elements of our city into T5, including the new T5 Rooftop. As rooftops and summer fun go hand in hand in New York, we wanted to bring this unique feature to customers traveling through the terminal.”
Ty Osbaugh, architect and principal for Gensler, said, “Gensler’s design strategy was to look for ways to make the most of moments that travelers take for granted, and part of that is seeking out spaces at the airport that designers typically overlook. The roof park is yet another way to surprise JetBlue customers with fun experiences that you don’t usually have at an airport.”