PREVIEW: JetBlue Offers Sneak-Peek Into JFK’s New T5i

Story by Contributor Eric Dunetz

Today, New York-based jetBlue Airways gave us a sneak peak at the newly completed extension to its terminal at John F Kennedy airport which will officially start accepting flights beginning on
November 12th.

The new extension, given the name T5i, will have six international gates as well as immigration and customs facilities which will handle up to 1,400 passengers per hour.

After the November 12th opening, most international jetBlue passengers will no longer need to arrive at terminal four and transfer to terminal five for domestic connections. There will still be a few late night flights that will need to come into T4 due to customs time restraints.

The gates at T5i will be able to handle larger aircraft. Robin Hayes, the President of jetBlue, hinted that the airline could look into adding wide body aircraft in the near future. Don’t look for a jetBlue Airbus A380 anytime soon, but maybe an A330 is in the fleet’s future.

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