Newark Airport Getting New $2.7 Billion Terminal

NEWARK (AP) -
Ceiling at Terminal C of Newark Liberty International Airport. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Newark Liberty International Airport’s smallest and most antiquated terminal is getting a major upgrade.

Aviation and public officials held a groundbreaking at the site Wednesday. A $2.7 billion project at the Port Authority-operated facility will build a new terminal to replace 45-year-old Terminal A.

The terminal was designed to handle nine million passengers per year and currently sees 11 million. That’s about a quarter of the airport’s total yearly traffic.

The new terminal will feature several additional gates and is expected to be fully opened by the end of 2022. Similar large-scale redevelopment efforts are planned or underway at JFK and LaGuardia airports in New York City.