The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the US is set to launch a request for proposals (RFP) for the $10bn redevelopment plan of John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport.

The selected company will be required to follow a blueprint laid out in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to redesign the airport's terminals, roadways, AirTrain, parking, cargo facilities, airside and aeronautical improvements, and support infrastructure.

The RFP includes several projects that will involve the development of new terminals, in addition to the rehabilitation and relocation of existing ones.

"JFK International Airport is an international gateway to New York and a powerful economic engine with the potential to grow even stronger."

The plan will also underline the need to transform JFK's on-airport roads and parking to ensure easier and quicker access to all terminals.

Cuomo said: “JFK International Airport is an international gateway to New York and a powerful economic engine with the potential to grow even stronger.

“By enhancing capacity, improving access and creating a unified framework for one of the nation's largest international airports, the new JFK Airport will be a centre of economic activity and a world-class airport of the calibre that New York deserves.”

The RFP is complemented by $1.5bn investments to upgrade the Van Wyck Expressway and Kew Gardens Interchange projects, which would improve access to the airport and reduce congestion.

Phases I and II of the Kew Gardens Interchange project in central Queens have already been completed.

These developments will support the transformation of the airport to address the demands of the 21st century.