• The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is spending $ 2.7 billion on modernizing Newark Liberty International Airport after years of decline.
  • A brand new terminal to replace Terminal A is slated to open at the end of 2021, offering passengers a “world-class” experience.
  • Business Insider toured the future location of the terminal to see how the port authority plans to deliver on that promise.
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The LaGuardia airport redevelopment is just the tip of the iceberg for the New York and New Jersey Port Authority.

Above Manhattan from LaGuardia and its $ 5.1 billion refurbishment is Newark Liberty International, another airport under Port Authority control amid a multi-billion dollar redevelopment. On the southwestern edge of the airport, far away from the main terminal complex, is the future location of a brand new terminal, which is slowly but surely nearing completion.

Terminal 1 is just the start of the $ 2.7 billion redevelopment project to upgrade New Jersey’s premier international gateway. The structure with 33 piers will replace Terminal A of the airport, which, like Terminal B of LaGuardia, had fallen below the standards for a Newark airport and contributed to its poor perception among visitors.

Construction has been underway for almost two years, although the coronavirus pandemic slightly delayed its completion, which is now estimated to be in late 2021. When the pandemic hit the pandemic – including its Executive Director Rick Cotton, who contracted the virus in March – the Newark project had to be adjusted to take into account the implementation of the required security features.

Business Insider got a sneak peek during a tour with Cotton and other officials.

Take a look inside Terminal 1 at Newark Liberty International Airport.