New Arrivals & Departures Hall
The Arrivals & Departures Hall for the new Terminal B is where departing passengers check-in, pass
through security, experience dynamic new shops, restaurants and services and where arriving passengers pick up their checked baggage. The building connects directly via a pedestrian bridge built over top of the original terminal- to the new eastern concourse gates, which opened in December 2018.
Through our partnership with Public Art Fund, the terminal also features spectacular commissioned art installations throughout the facility. Read more about the Terminal B Art Program.
With the opening of the Arrivals & Departures Hall, approximately 95% of the new Terminal B is now complete. Demolition of the original terminal and the opening of the remaining gates of the concourses will continue through 2022.
This state-of-the-art facility is opening during the COVID-19 pandemic. With a dramatic decrease in passenger volumes, not all shops, restaurants and services will initially open, but will become available as passenger volumes increase and COVID-19 operating restrictions are relaxed.
The Arrivals and Departures Hall is approximately 850,000 square ft, stretched across 4 levels:
Level 1: HOV (buses including MTA, on airport buses, hotel shuttle etc.) and Welcome Center
Level 2: Arrivals (9 baggage carousels + 2 oversize luggage belts); taxi cabs, private
vehicle pick up and access to the parking garage and for-hire-vehicles
Level 3: Departures (75 counters located within 4 large check-in islands with 8 rows); 105 self -service kiosks; a first of its kind in North America TSA security check point installation and a spacious re-composure area
Level 4: All departing and arriving passengers pass through this level, where the majority of our shops, restaurants and services are located, all post security Dining includes sit down restaurants, a food court area, grab and go and a lively bar, and seating areas for relaxing.
THE NEW TERMINAL B HAS ARRIVED
With more than 80% of the brand new Terminal B now open, we invite you to take a look around and learn more about our brand new state-of-the-art facility.