New $2.7 Billion Terminal A Opens at Newark Liberty International Airport

The new Terminal A has officially opened at Newark Liberty International Airport, concluding the largest design-build project in New Jersey history.

The $2.7 billion terminal replaces an outdated Terminal A that opened at Newark Liberty in 1973. It spans approximately 1 million square feet and has 33 gates that can handle larger aircraft.

Newark Terminal A
Terminal A features a variety of seating to accommodate the needs of today’s passengers

The new facility features enhanced passenger amenities, digital technology and a range of dining and retail options. Meanwhile, the modernised check-in area, security and baggage claim areas are expected to efficiently handle an estimated 13.6 million passengers each year.

Governor Phil Murphy said:

“Today’s unveiling of Terminal A marks the culmination of the largest infrastructure project I have had the honour of overseeing during my administration, as well as the realisation of our vision for a state founded upon sound infrastructure and fuelled by economic opportunity.

“From uniquely New Jersey concessions to innovative public art installations and world-class facilities, Terminal A is revolutionising travel in a state that has always been – and always will be – a model for the rest of the nation to follow. Just as importantly, while Terminal A’s transformation solidifies Newark Liberty’s status as a regional and international transportation hub, it will also spur billions of dollars in economic activity and generate the good-paying jobs upon which our communities depend.”

Terminal A is expected to generate more than 4.6 billion USD in regional economic activity and create more than 2,500 jobs.

The facility was designed and built by Tutor Perini/Parsons, with work completed in phases to minimise customer inconvenience.

Newark Terminal A
Xovis sensor technology will be employed to help reduce wait times and increase efficiency at airport checkpoints
Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said:

“Newark Airport’s new Terminal A is a world-class 21st century marvel, with cutting edge check-in, security, and touchless e-gate technology. Public art, iconic concessions and highly original digital displays also create an unmistakable New Jersey sense of place. The new Terminal A at Newark is a shining example of the Port Authority’s commitment to build inspiring and appealing world-class transportation facilities for the region.”

After completion of a series of system tests, 21 gates will open later this month and the remaining 12 gates will be fully operational in 2023.

Following this success, the next phase of Newark Liberty’s transformation will be developed through the work of a recently selected airport master planner.

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