Munich Airport International (MAI) has reached an agreement with Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to operate its new $2.7 billion Terminal One.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey agreed to hand the operation and maintenance of the new terminal, currently under construction, to EWR Terminal One LLC, a 100 per cent subsidiary of MAI, once work is completed.
“We wanted to bring a world leader in customer service and concession management to Newark Liberty, and MAI fits the bill,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole.
“New Jersey travellers deserve world-class service and the brand new Terminal One will improve the travel experience for Garden State residents and visitors while creating new jobs and business opportunities in the region.”
The new terminal is expected to be fully operational by 2022, replacing the outdated Terminal A, although this terminal will also be receiving short-term enhancements until its closure.
“The Port Authority is committed to moving our airports from back of the pack to best-in-class facility standards and to a level of global best practices that our passengers demand,” said Executive Director Rick Cotton.
“Our partnership with Munich Airport International allows us to deliver on our twin promises of operational excellence and customer service based on global, 21st century standards.”
In addition to its work at Newark Liberty, MAI is involved in a project to manage the new Terminal One at John F. Kennedy International Airport, in collaboration with Reach Airports.