A new JFK is taking flight

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British Airways is investing $65million (£52m) to bring you an improved experience when you travel through New York JFK Terminal 7. Read on to find out about the changes we are making and how they will benefit you when the Terminal 7 redesign is complete at the end of 2018.

A more contemporary environment, wider choice of food and new lounges are just some of the things you can expect, bringing you a more comfortable journey through the airport.

A more relaxed environment


Whether you’re travelling on business or simply enjoying a holiday, the new environment at Terminal 7 will be designed to help get your journey off to the right start. Once you’ve arrived you’ll find yourself in a more contemporary concourse area that feels more spacious with conveniently located check-in desks. Extra seating means you can unwind before your flight in re-designed gate areas.

Up to speed

We’re redesigning the queue areas at check-in and security to help avoid long wait times. The gate area will also have a new layout in order to speed up the boarding process and help you get away on time.

  • Unwind in comfort in the new departure area.

    Welcome to your home from home

    With new shopping outlets, extra seating and power banks, the new departures area will help you to relax, read or work while you wait for your flight.

  • First customers can expect a warm welcome in the First Wing.

    Putting you First

    The exclusive First area will provide a quieter space in which to check in, as well as direct access to Fast Track Security.

  • The newly designed gate area.

    Get away fast

    The layout of the gate area has been redesigned to help avoid long queues, provide extra seating and access to power and speed up the boarding process.

A sign of good taste

Hungry? You won’t have to wait until you board to eat. With a greater choice of food, snacks and drinks after security, and options inspired by New York’s exciting street food scene, there’ll be something to suit everyone.

  • Enjoy more choice in the newly designed food court area.

    Food for thought

    Choose from a range of meals, snacks and dishes inspired by the eclectic street food scene of New York City. Whether you’re travelling with colleagues or the family, there are options to suit everyone.

A home from home

By late 2018, customers flying in First and Club World will enjoy an enhanced check-in experience at the exclusive new Premium Zone, as well as direct access to Fast Track security. Construction of our new First Wing is progressing well and we are pleased to announce that the new First check-in is now open.

Thanks to a complete redesign of the First and Club World lounges throughout 2018, you’ll be able to relax and unwind in a more welcoming environment before flying. For those using the refreshed Concorde Room, you will be able to expect an even more luxurious experience than before.

Stay connected

With power sockets built into seats and at work stations around the departure gates, you can look forward to catching up on your emails, surfing the web or even watching a film without worrying about using up your device’s battery life.

It's in the detail

Other changes include updated washrooms, more Duty Free shopping outlets and a brand new customer service desk in Departures, which will make it quick and easy for you to find assistance when you need it.