The new $2.7 billion Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport is officially open for operations. The state-of-the-art facility features digital technology, local artwork, and dining and retail options provided by nearly 60 regional, national and global brands.
Among the passenger experience enhancements are a modernised common-use check-in area, security and baggage claim areas.
“The first airport operations out of the world-class Terminal A mark a truly historic milestone for Newark Liberty,” said Rick Cotton, Executive Director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “This is an important step forward in our vision to transform the airport into a state-of-the-art gateway to the world. We are committed to continue elevating the passenger experience by building modern, 21st century facilities like this terminal, delivering superior amenities and a real new Jersey sense of place.”
Travellers are greeted by inspiring public art as they move through the new terminal, which showcases the work of 29 local artists with unique art installations that support the Port Authority’s vision for a transformative customer experience offering a distinctive New Jersey sense of place. Complementing the comprehensive public art programme is an immersive digital journey, created by multimedia studio Moment Factory, that showcases the Garden State’s renowned landmarks, art, and innovations through a series of permanent large-scale multimedia installations.
“My team at Munich Airport NJ LLC and I are very proud of the launch of this innovative, passenger-focused terminal,” said Jost Lammers, CEO, Munich Airport. “Terminal A is a genuine commitment to New Jersey and also represents a new, unique kind of airport experience. I look forward to passengers exploring the thoughtful sense of place presented through exceptional food and beverage offerings, artwork and immersive technology.”
In this first phase, 21 gates will be utilised by Air Canada, American Airlines, JetBlue and United Airlines, with the remaining 12 gates scheduled to become operational later this year. Additionally, Delta Air Lines will move its operations in the second phase.