News

Aer Lingus Moving to Terminal 5 at New York JFK

Aer Lingus Moving to Terminal 5 at New York JFK

Aer Lingus and JetBlue have announced an agreement for Aer Lingus to move its flight operations at New York John F Kennedy International Airport from Terminal 4 to JetBlue’s Terminal 5 in early 2013. The minimum connection time from European arrivals to US departures will be reduced to 60 minutes, with connections to Ireland as fast as 40 minutes.

JFK T5 1Aer Lingus will become the first foreign carrier to join JetBlue at Terminal 5, a move that will offer passengers “a premium airport experience” whether they are travelling only with Aer Lingus between Ireland (Dublin or Shannon) and New York or connecting to one of JetBlue’s many destinations across the Americas.

Until its relocation in the first quarter of 2013, Aer Lingus will continue to operate from Terminal 4, a short ride away on JFK’s free and frequent AirTrain service.

Aer Lingus currently offers twice-daily service between Dublin and New York JFK and three weekly flights between Shannon and JFK, carrying nearly 400,000 passengers through the airport last year. Aer Lingus and JetBlue have offered interline connections since 2008, providing one-stop ticketing and baggage check-in for travel on both carriers.

Christoph Mueller, Aer Lingus Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to announce our move to T5 at JFK. Aer Lingus and JetBlue have been working closely together for the past four years offering connections between our networks at New York and Boston. Both airlines share a dedicated to our customers and enjoy reputations for providing great value service. Today’s announcement means that all Aer Lingus customers at JFK will not get to enjoy the unique T5 experience.”

Dave Barger, JetBlue President and Chief Executive, added: “We are honoured to be welcoming Aer Lingus, our first international airline partner, into our home at Terminal 5. We are certain that the hundreds of thousands of travellers passing through New York with Aer Lingus each year will truly enjoy doing so through JFK’s newest and most appealing terminal. Plus, for this customers connecting between our airlines to other destinations, this move is making the transit experience easier and more pleasurable than ever.”

JFK T5 2

Terminal 5

T5, JetBlue’s state-of-the-art terminal at New York JFK International Airport, was opened in October 2008 and offers 26 gates, free wi-fi, 22 food and beverage outlets, and 14 retail shops.

JFK T5 3

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

More in News

CAR Issues Regulation Notice Regarding Sindaco Ltd

Neil SteedmanJuly 20, 2018

Three Airports Welcome Norwegian 2019 Summer Schedule

Neil SteedmanJuly 20, 2018

Aegean Airlines is Skytrax Best Regional Airline in Europe 2018

Michael FloodJuly 20, 2018

Bangkok from €549, Sydney from €1,120 in Emirates July Sale

Neil SteedmanJuly 18, 2018

Lufthansa to Go Five Daily on Dublin-Frankfurt

Neil SteedmanJuly 18, 2018

Singapore Airlines Voted World’s Best Airline at Skytrax Awards

Neil SteedmanJuly 18, 2018

Finnair Extends ATTS Contract to Represent Airline in Northern Ireland

Michael FloodJuly 17, 2018

George Best to Overlook Donegall Square from New Belfast Hotel Rooftop

Neil SteedmanJuly 17, 2018

New Air France Business Lounge at Paris-CDG

Neil SteedmanJuly 17, 2018

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland