In just a few months of operations, the new $2.7 billion Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal A is already making a splash. The site was recognized at the World Airport Awards during the Passenger Terminal Expo on March 15 in Amsterdam.
The new Terminal A was awarded a third-place finish in the world’s best new terminal category, which is based on feedback from customers around the world surveyed by airport ratings firm Skytrax on a number of factors such as check-in, shopping, security, terminal comfort and ambiance. The awards are referred to as the “Oscars of the airport industry” and regarded as a quality benchmark in assessing customer service and facilities across more than 550 airports.
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In that best new airport terminal category, LaGuardia’s new Terminal B took home the top honor, as well as a separate distinction being named the first airline terminal in North America to achieve the highest global five-star airport terminal rating from Skytrax. So, overall, the event was a big showing for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
“These awards are an affirmation of the work of the Port Authority and our partners to reimagine what LaGuardia and Newark Liberty Terminal A could be. With sleek and modern designs, world-class amenities and engaging public art, both Newark Terminal A and LaGuardia are now setting a new global standard for air travel each and every day,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole. “The fact that in only three months of operation Newark Liberty’s new Terminal A is already turning heads around the world is an extraordinary achievement in and of itself.”
“Our goal at the Port Authority was to completely transform the customer experience at LaGuardia and Newark Liberty Terminal A, from curb to gate, by building a brand-new, world-class airport and terminal,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton.
The new terminal took off in early January.l