Our Terminal 5 at JFK has been a fan favorite since we opened its doors in 2008. In a recent press conference, Vice President Joe Biden, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called T5 “breathtaking, ” and a prime example of what airport terminals should look like.
Today we’re excited to begin operations in an expanded space created to accommodate international arrivals into our home at T5. Previously, our international arrivals all went through Terminal 4, but as JetBlue President Robin Hayes and other dignitaries highlighted in a media preview last week, adding a dedicated Customs and Border Protection checkpoint able to accommodate up to 1,400 customers per hour. It will also house 40 state-of-the-art automated passport control (APC) machines and 10 Global Entry kiosks designed to expedite travelers through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) process in a more timely and efficient manner.
The media day also included a rather exclusive tour where we were able to take a few photos before Customs and Border Protection officially started operations. Check out the photos below (but remember, our friends at CBP request you put your own cameras away when moving through the active customs area!)