Terminal 8 Head-house Expansion

Queens, NY

Serving as construction manager, Holt Construction completed the renovation and enhancements of Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The project scope includes 70,400 sq. ft. of added space, including 33,000 sq. ft. of public space, and 57,000 sq. ft. of refurbished existing space. Terminal amenities include five gates, new premium lounges, improved baggage systems, and upgraded check-in areas and concessions.

The project scope included extensive modifications to the terminal for an improved baggage handling system, compliance measures for TSA development standards, premium check-in space, upgraded concessions and the construction of a new premium service lounge. The project involved the relocation of barriers and underground facilities, extensions to the new concourse, and new supporting infrastructure.

There are five additional wide-body gates to allow for more transatlantic flights and four nearby on-airfield plane parking / unloading areas to accommodate the added flights. In addition, the scope includes paving taxiways, gate upgrades, and interior modernization work on the concourse. The out-moded gates were demolished and upgraded, and the new concourse received utility modifications to support the upgrades.

Project Role
Construction Manager


Contract Value

70,000 sq. ft.

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