After four months of construction, JFK’s biggest and most important runway is back in service — and better than ever! The Bay Runway (Runway 13R/31L) has been completely rebuilt, repaved and upgraded with new taxiways, new navigational aids, and more features that solidify its place as one of the world’s best and our company’s most important runway.
JetBlue flight #65 to Tampa was the first aircraft to take off from the rebuilt runway yesterday, followed by aircraft from American and Delta, the two biggest other tenants at JFK. And this morning the Port Authority hosted a formal ribbon cutting for the Bay Runway.
The Bay Runway construction project was a rousing success thanks to the spirit of collaboration across departments and across all airlines, along with the FAA, DOT and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, which operates JFK.
We are thrilled to have JFK’s longest runway back in service, and we love New York!