MCMAHONSMR
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Virgin Atlantic Moving To T4 At JFK

Wed Jun 04, 2003 5:14 am

Not sure whether anyone has seen or heard this...it's a bit old...I just found it....and could not find any posting on the forum.

mcmahonsmr
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VIRGIN ATLANTIC ANNOUNCES MOVE TO JFK'S NEWEST, STATE OF THE ART TERMINAL 4 NEXT YEAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: WENDY BUCK
(203) 750-2570
Norwalk, CT (April 9, 2003) -- Virgin Atlantic Airways today announced that it will move its John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) operations to Terminal 4 next year. The move offers Virgin¿s customers and staff access to a new, privately-operated airport terminal that is setting the standard for air travel in the 21st century.

Todd Pawlowski, Vice President Customer Service, North America said: "Terminal 4 is a brand new, spacious, state-of-the-art facility and the only terminal with a 24/7 operation at JFK. Virgin Atlantic customers will enjoy great shopping and eating opportunities while waiting for their flights to depart with over 40 select retail outlets to choose from. Terminal 4 is also the only terminal that will have AirTrain light rail connection to Manhattan located inside the building, providing a convenient alternative transportation option.¿

¿Our business class passengers will benefit from a newly designed, spacious Virgin Clubhouse as well as the slickest complimentary limousine product on this side of the pond. Arriving at JFK, Upper Class passengers will be able to step straight into their limousines, waiting right outside Arrivals, to whisk them to their final destination. The Terminal offers Virgin Atlantic more than ample space to meet the expansion needs of the airline, including the first Airbus 380 aircraft that we have arriving in 2006, and affords us the opportunity to develop unique Virgin enhancements to our products and services in the future¿.

Virgin Atlantic, which has served JFK since 1989, currently operates three flights per day from JFK to London's Heathrow, and four flights per day (two of which are Continental codeshare flights) from Newark International Airport.

¿Virgin Atlantic is a perfect fit,¿ according to Alain Maca, President, JFK IAT, ¿Virgin offers the high-quality, exciting product that Terminal 4 was designed to accommodate.¿

The 1.5 million square-foot Terminal 4 opened in May 2001, and is the only 24/7 operation at JFK with U.S. Customs and Immigrations services operating around the clock. Some of the special features of Terminal 4 can be found in the Immigration Hall (open 24/7) with 50 Inspection stations capable of processing 3,200 passengers per hour. The spacious departure hall offers 144 check-in desks and service counters (of which Virgin will have 17) and a baggage system that can process up to 8500 bags-per-hour. Situated on 165 acres, the terminal has 16 gates, expandable to 32 gates, and an additional 16 remote parking positions. Security checkpoints accommodate 12 lanes for 16 gates, reducing average passenger-screening time to 1.25 minutes.

The terminal, the first private air terminal operating in the U.S., is a joint venture of Schiphol USA, a division of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, LCOR, a large real estate concern and Lehman Brothers. Together with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Terminal 4 is a model for public/private partnership.

Terminal 4 features five-lane, bi-level departure and arrival roadways and a new multi-story car parking facility opposite the terminal that makes access in and out, quick and convenient. The AirTrain light rail connection to Manhattan will also connect with other JFK terminals, long-term parking, car rental locations and public transportation systems to and from the airport.

Virgin Atlantic is one of the world¿s most-acclaimed carriers, recently named ¿Best Transatlantic Airline, 2003¿ by Travel Weekly. The airline serves London from nine U.S. gateways: New York (JFK and Newark), Boston, Washington DC (Dulles), Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. From London, the carrier serves the Caribbean, Africa, Japan, Hong Kong, the Caribbean, China and India. For reservations call 800-862-8621, or visit www.virginatlantic.com.
 
jrlander
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Moving To T4 At JFK

Wed Jun 04, 2003 5:21 am

This isn't that shocking, considering how crowded T1 had become. There are like 10 gates, there and a lot of airlines. Off the top of my head:

Korean
Air France
Lufthansa
Royal Air Maroc
Alitalia
Singapore

 
MCMAHONSMR
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Moving To T4 At JFK

Wed Jun 04, 2003 5:29 am

not surprised either and glad to see T4 getting some more business....it is extremely underused.

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mikephotos
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Moving To T4 At JFK

Wed Jun 04, 2003 5:49 am

Add to the users of T1:

Aeromar
Austrian

Michael
 
Alitalia744
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Moving To T4 At JFK

Wed Jun 04, 2003 6:01 am

T1 houses:

Aeromar
Air France
Alitalia
Olympic
Korean
Jal
Austrian
Singapore
Virgin
Lufthansa

or those that come to mind.
Some see lines, others see between the lines.
 
Arsenal@LHR
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Moving To T4 At JFK

Wed Jun 04, 2003 6:03 am

Who else use's T4? I can think of KU,AI,SWISS...............
In Arsene we trust!!
 
mikephotos
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Moving To T4 At JFK

Wed Jun 04, 2003 6:09 am

http://www.jfkiat.com/Airline_info.htm

Not 100% accurate as of today (ie National Airlines) but
gives you a good idea of the current operators.

I would add (to T4):

Aerosvit
Champion
and probably a few others...

Michael
 
SInGAPORE_AIR
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Moving To T4 At JFK

Wed Jun 04, 2003 6:13 am

In addition...

"With effect from 1 June 2003, SIA will shift its operations from Terminal 1 to Terminal 4 of New York's JFK International Airport. We are confident that this move will benefit our customers and will accommodate our future expansion.

For more information, please call (718) 751-3830 or your local SIA office."

Source: Singapore Airlines USA website - side bar.
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ConcordeBoy
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Moving To T4 At JFK

Wed Jun 04, 2003 7:16 am

it is extremely underused

It may receive quite a hefty bit of DL traffic should DL give the go-ahed to its improvement plans at JFK alongside its plans for BOS
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chepos
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Moving To T4 At JFK

Wed Jun 04, 2003 7:25 am

I believe
Air India
EL AL
Aer Lingus
Northwest
BWIA
KLM
Uzbekistan
Aerolineas Argentinas
Egypt Air
All use Terminal 4
Chepos
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ContinentalEWR
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Moving To T4 At JFK

Wed Jun 04, 2003 9:15 am

I was at Terminal One Sunday night. Although it is pristine and very airy, it is a very sad, dark place in many ways. It is poorly lit but it is uncrowded. VS had operated from the old Terminal 4E before it was demolished and replaced.
They moved to T1 in 1999. Terminal One is getting crowded but when I was there at the height of European rush hour, there were many flights but not a whole lotta people.

AZ 777
JL 747-400 inbound from Tokyo going to Sao Paolo
LH 747-400/A340-300
AF 747-400
VS A340-300 x 2

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mpdesa
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Moving To T4 At JFK

Wed Jun 04, 2003 11:16 am

As of now Terminal 4 at JFK has almost 50 airlines operating there.
 
Msh744
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Moving To T4 At JFK

Wed Jun 04, 2003 11:18 am

Ghana Airways also utilizes T4 I think.  Smile

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