New York's JFK to benefit from US$132m cargo development

Written by: Felicity Stredder |
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In November, it was announced that New York's JFK airport was to undergo a US$132m cargo modernisation programme, with the first phase to include a new cargo handling facility.

As part of a 33-year lease agreement between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and cargo property developer, Aeroterm, the project will see a US$70m cargo facility constructed and US$62.2m invested in upgrades to two taxiways to accommodate larger cargo aircraft.

The new 346,000 square foo cargo facility will be occupied and operated by Worldwide Flight Services and its airline partners.

Future plans of the development programme include upgrading and expanding the cargo facility on the airport's north side, repositioning cargo operations for better road access and phasing out underused warehouses.

“The project serves as a critical first step in revitalising JFK's air cargo sector,” remarked Erin Gruver, Aeroterm's Chief Development Officer.

Andrew Cuomo, New York’s Governor, said: "We are transforming JFK into a world-class, state-of-the art airport and - with this new cargo facility - a major economic engine".

"With this much-needed modernization of JFK's cargo operations, we will help create jobs and support economic growth across the entire New York metropolitan area for years to come."

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