We broke ground on our new international arrivals terminal at our home at JFK yesterday morning. Our President and CEO Dave Barger along with our executives and crewmembers joined Homeland Security Chairman Peter King; U.S. Custom and Border Protection JFK Port Director Susan Mitchell; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Aviation Director Sue Baer; Queens Borough President Helen Marshall City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer; representatives from the JFK airport community to commemorate the announcement. Business partners working jointly with JetBlue on the project, including Gensler, Ammann & Whitney, Arup, AECOM, Gleeds USA, Turner Construction, were also on hand.
Event attendees enjoyed New York centric treats including fresh Belgian waffles courtesy of Wafels & Dinges famed food cart and I HEART NEW YORK co-branded cookies from the airline’s neighbor in Long Island City, Baking For Good, who donates 15 percent of all net proceeds to charitable causes. Guests also enjoyed a first look at renderings of the new international arrivals terminal procured by our design architect partner Gensler.