The Associated Press
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that American Airlines and British Airways will invest $344 million in John F. Kennedy Airport to expand and improve Terminal 8 as part of an effort to modernize the airport.
Cuomo said the expansion of Terminal 8 will feature new premium lounges, enhanced baggage and upgraded concessions.
In October, Cuomo announced a seven-year, $13 billion project to transform the airport from an aging facility into a world-class air travel hub featuring two new international terminals, centralized ground transportation and better roadways.
British Airways Chairman and CEO Alex Cruz said the company looks forward to building a world-class trans-Atlantic travel experience in their new home in Terminal 8.
American Airlines President Robert Isom called it a "win-win" for both customers and airlines.