Icelandair, Iceland’s flagship airline, used an AI tool to predict what some of the country’s largest airports could potentially look like in 2050, and if their predictions are accurate we may actually say we wouldn’t mind flying out of JFK in the future.
While JFK airport has been seeing some improvements–like their AirTrain finally accepting tap-and-go OMNY payments and the continuing work on its 2.4 million-square-foot international terminal–let’s be real: JFK isn’t exactly our favorite place.
But this futuristic AI take on the airport is pretty cool if we do say so ourselves (especially compared to what it currently looks like, as seen below)
JFK’s future architectural projection includes two glass dome terminals at its center, connected to the mainland by an intricate network of roads. In the photo it even appears as if water is surrounding the airport and airplanes are taking off from the water rather than a traditional runway.
The technology also seems to place an emphasis on natural elements, with lots of greenery surrounding the airport.
Their press release reads that the system Icelandair utilized to come up with the images considered current patterns in technological advancements and their perceived trajectory.
And the glass aesthetic and greenery seems to be a recurring theme in the rest of the airports featured–the technology also depicted futuristic takes on Denver International Airport in Colorado, Orlando International Airport in Florida, O’Hare International Airport in Illinois, and Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Michigan.
Who knows, maybe if this really is a glimpse into JFK’s future it won’t be named one of the world’s worst airports for travel again!