BA to revamp premium JFK facilities

24 May 2008 by BusinessTraveller

British Airways is to undertake a US$30 million, 18-month project to enhance its premium ground facilities at JFK.

Work will begin next month, and will include creating a new premium check-in pavillion with curb-side drop off for First and Executive Club Gold customers.

There will also be a dedicated check-in area for Club World and Executive Club Silver passengers, and the carrier’s lounges will be renovated “to the new Galleries specification as now operating in the airline’s new London Heathrow terminal 5 facility”.

BA says the redeveloped building will be the first at JFK to pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, with initiatives including better utilisation of natural daylight.

The news comes as BA’s subsidiary OpenSkies prepares to launch its services from Paris Orly to JFK on June 19 (see online news May 23).

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Report by Mark Caswell

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