New Jersey’s largest design-build project in history has officially opened for operation! Boasting 33 gates and state-of-the-art technology across one million square feet, Newark’s new Terminal A is a sight to see.
The entire project cost $2.7 billion. The hefty budget was the agency’s largest single investment in New Jersey history.
In addition to a modernized check-in common area, the terminal features extensive dining and retail options and digital technology. Installations from nearly 30 local artists can be seen on display, as well as a public “immersive digital journey” by multimedia studio Moment Factory.
“Newark Liberty’s new Terminal A will serve as a stunning showcase of the art, history and cuisine of the Garden State,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole. “This new terminal reflects the best of our region, and with monthly air passenger levels across the agency’s regional airports at record highs, the operational opening of this beautiful new terminal could not have come at a better time.”
According to Port Authority, approximately 13.6 million passengers will be better assisted each year in the new security and baggage areas. The new terminal is just part of the $3.3 billion Newark Liberty redevelopment program. Visitors can expect a $400 million public parking garage, among other improvements, to come in the near future.
Though the project cost a pretty penny, Terminal A is projected to generate more than $4.6 billion in regional economic activity.
“It is my honor to unveil to the world the largest single investment in New Jersey in the Port Authority’s history, as well as the most considerable infrastructure investment I have had the privilege of overseeing during my administration,” said New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. “Every visitor to Newark Liberty will enter a facility that is operationally efficient, visually appealing, and – most importantly – quintessentially Jersey.”