After a complete revamp of Newark Airport’s Terminal C, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has approved a 2.3 billion modernization and redevelopment for the airport’s Terminal A. The project plans to build an entirely new terminal as well as expand the check-in and screening areas to facilitate the movement of passengers and crew.
Newark’s Terminal A was constructed in the 1970s and was designed to accommodate nine million passengers annually. Just last year, however, it saw more than ten million passengers. With traffic projected to increase in the future, the terminal is in need of expansion.
The new design will be a three-story, T-shaped terminal built over an area of one million square feet. It will include 33 airline gates and self-boarding equipment to make both passenger and airline operations flow smoothly. It will also include a two-story area with mezzanine level between the departure and arrival levels that will allow passengers to access a new parking garage and a future air train station.
Some new check-in and screening facilities for passengers will include a curb-side check-in, self-service kiosks, full-service check-in podiums, and premium passenger check-in areas. Once travelers are checked in, they’ll head to the expanded security screening area that offers more space and dedicated lanes for premium passengers, airline crew members, and those who are physically challenged.
In addition to a new terminal and new check-in and screening facilities, the redevelopment will include airside and landside infrastructure developments as well as a new parking garage (which our Newark Airport parking experts recommend skipping and parking with us instead).
The project is scheduled for completion in 2022 and will create 9,000 jobs, generate $600m in wages, and generate $3.3bn in economic activity.