Newark Liberty International Airport opens seven additional gates in Terminal A

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On Tuesday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Newark Liberty International Airport had achieved another milestone as it opened seven new gates in Terminal A.

Part of the $2.7 billion Terminal A development, the new gates are available for United Airlines and JetBlue operations and join six new concession and retail offerings opening in the terminal over the past five days. The terminal initially opened earlier this year with 21 of 33 gates in operation. With the addition of the new gates, both airlines are at full allocation in the terminal. The remaining five gates will open in the next two months, officials said, as Delta Air Lines transitions from Terminal B to the new Terminal A.

“The opening of Terminal A at Newark Liberty is a historic project representing the agency’s largest ever single investment in New Jersey,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole. “These openings mark an exciting milestone in our vision of delivering state-of-the-art terminals at the airport.”

The new terminal replaces the previous Terminal A built in 1973. The new facility features state-of-the-art digital technology, modern passenger amenities and a variety of dining and retail options. Additionally, the terminal was designed and constructed to achieve LEED silver certification. The new gates are part of Phase 2 of the construction.

The terminal also hosts operations from Air Canada, American Air Lines, JetBlue and United Airlines. Three of the airlines in the terminal – United, Delta and American – will open lounges in the terminal. United’s lounge opened last week, officials said, and the others are expected to open later this year.

“The Port Authority, which is committed to creating world-class airports for our region, is driving a $30 billion investment in transforming the region’s airports into a network of modern, state-of-the art gateways,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton. “As we near the completion of the second phase of construction in Terminal A, we are excited for passengers to experience the entire terminal’s world-class customer amenities.”

The next phase of the airport’s transformation will include a new AirTrain Newark system that will connect airline passengers from the Northeast Corridor Rail Link Station to the airport, as well as providing customers and employees with the ability to transfer among terminals, parking lots and rental car lots.