JetBlue Airline has selected AIRMALL as the concessions developer at Terminal 5, its state-of-the-art home terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
AIRMALL, a Fraport company, reports that it plans to invest tens of millions of dollars to further enhance the terminal and help attract and manage concessions tenants that align with JetBlue’s vision for T5. AIRMALL will also lease space to T5’s concessions tenants and manage a range of day-to-day operations.
“Since we began operating in North America nearly 25 years ago, AIRMALL has set the standard for airport concessions by putting the customer first. We’re excited to be working together with JetBlue and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates JFK. We look forward to a partnership that will benefit customers, JetBlue crewmembers, T5 concessionaires and their employees, the airport and its employees alike,” said Jay Kruisselbrink, chief operating officer of AIRMALL.
Decisions about the range and mix of concessions will be a collaborative effort between JetBlue and AIRMALL with JetBlue continuing to retain control of which concessions are selected for T5. JetBlue intends to continue to elevate unique and local New York-inspired offerings as part of the T5 experience.
“The selection of AIRMALL to provide management and operations of T5 concessions was a decision that was made through a rigorous and competitive process that considered a number of factors. Overall, AIRMALL’s proposal was the best and most innovative, and while we don’t expect any immediate changes at T5, we have great ideas for the future,” said Jamie Perry, JetBlue’s vice president of marketing.
International Shoppes continues to be the duty free concessionaire at JFK Terminal 5.