Newark Airport's Massive New Terminal A Is Finally Open After Delays

The facility replaces a terminal that dates back to the '70s.

Photo courtesy of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Photo courtesy of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

New York and New Jersey customers had to wait a little longer than expected to finally experience the much-anticipated new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport, but the time has finally come. The new terminal opened to the public on Thursday, January 12. 

Initially set to open on December 8, Terminal A encountered some turbulence. According to Thomas Pietrykoski, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, delays in final certifications were to blame, and travelers had to wait until January to walk the brand new terminal halls.

Newark's Terminal A is a multi-billion project flaunting over one million square feet of space. Under construction since 2018, the terminal was recently unveiled with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 15. Terminal A was supposed to open earlier this summer, but faced another delay back then, too.

You can check out some photos of the new terminal right here ahead of your next flight.

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