Newark Airport's new terminal gets off the ground

     I've always liked to fly. My dad worked for American Airlines when I was a little kid. That was before Newark Airport was expanded in the 1970's. The first time I flew out of Newark Airport I was 5 or 6. On American Airlines of course. 

     In the 1990's I lead many group trips to Orlando out of Newark Airport  Then took several trips to Myrtle Beach by plane.  Then I didn't fly for over 20 years. Last year my cousin convinced me it was time to start traveling again and I've flown to Los Angeles twice from Newark Airport. 

     J.D. Power and Forbes have recently given Newark Airport the lowest customer satisfaction ratings in the United States. Newark Airport is also one of the world's busiest airports. I've never had a bad experience flying out of Newark. Then again, I don't fly that often. 

     The news of this 2.7 billion dollar improvement is welcome news to me because I do plan on flying a lot more now that my kids are grown up.  The ground breaking was yesterday. Here are some of the improvements we can expect after the major renovation to Terminal A is complete.

      There will be twice as many gates (33) doubling the capacity of today's Terminal A.  The new Terminal One is expected to serve 14.1 million passengers each year.  There will also be a new walkway and much more convenient access to the Air Train, Am Track and NJ Transit Trains. Access to the new terminal by taxi and bus will be improved as well. You can expect plenty of new restaurants and retail stores too. Now here's the bad news. The new Terminal One won't be done until 2022. 

Source: NorthJersey.Com

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