In April 1942, New York City began placing hydraulic fill over the marshy tidelands of Idlewild Golf Course. Initial plans were for a modest 1,000-acre airport, but by the time construction was complete Idlewild Airport had grown to five times that size. Commercial flights began in July 1948. On December 24, 1963, the airport was rededicated John F. Kennedy International Airport in memory of the nation’s 35th president. Today, JFK is the nation’s leading international gateway, with more than 80 airlines operating from its gates.
It handles 54 million passengers this year and expected to reach over 100 million by 2050.
New York City is already working on rebuilding La Guardia Airport. Can New York handle updating two airports at the same time? Rumor is that New York City will start rebuild JFK at a cost of $10 BILLION dollars!!
But can New York City rebuild both La Guardia and JFK at the same time?
Well Bloomberg took at look at this issue and we thought most interliners would be interested in the story since it involves two of the main airports at New York and could impact every airline that serves New York City, regardless of the airport you might fly in or out of.