The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has reached agreement with EWR Terminal One LLC, a 10% subsidiary of Munich Airport International GmbH (MAI), to operate and maintain the $2.7 billion Terminal One now under construction at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
MAI will operate as EWR Terminal One LLC and oversee operations, maintenance and concession functions once the terminal is completed. Terminal One is replacing the outmoded Terminal A and is scheduled to be fully operational by 2022. The new operating company EWR Terminal One LLC will also be making short-term customer enhancements in Terminal A until that terminal is closed.
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 Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole. “New Jersey travellers 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.”
“The Port Authority is committed to providing best-in-class facility standards and a level of global best practices that our passengers demand,” Executive Director Rick Cotton said. “Our partnership with Munich Airport International allows us to deliver on that promise of operational excellence.”
“We look forward to working with the Port Authority on this exciting project, and to bringing world-class operations, services and amenities to the new Terminal One,” said Dr. Ralf Gaffal, Managing Director of Munich Airport International.
Terminal One will feature cutting-edge digital technology, dining and retail options in about one million square feet 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 modernised check-in, security and baggage claim areas. Terminal One is the state’s largest design-build project, expected to generate more than $4.6 billion in regional economic activity, create more than 23,000 job years and provide more than $1.9 billion in wages.