Fraport USA has secured a contract to manage all retail and dining operations at JetBlue’sTerminal 5 (T5), located at the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York.

Starting 1 April, Fraport USA will assume management responsibility for the day-to-day operations of T5’s retail programme. The company will also manage all shopping and dining areas.

Fraport USA president and CEO Ben Zandi said: “Fraport USA will be working closely with JetBlue to take the passenger experience at JFK to the next level.

“Our master plan will provide a best-in-class airport experience reflective of New York’s vibrant culture.”

“Our master plan will provide a best-in-class airport experience reflective of New York’s vibrant culture and JetBlue’s position as one of the most respected and innovative airlines in the industry.”

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Both Fraport USA and JetBlue will cooperate on further improving the shops and restaurants, including a range of diverse and local New York-inspired offerings.

JetBlue commercial and planning executive vice-president Marty George said: “We look forward to working with Fraport USA to further enhance the experience for our customers travelling through our state-of-the-art home at T5.

“For nearly a decade, our customers have told us how much they enjoy their experience at T5 and even come early to shop, have a great meal or get some work done with free Wi-Fi.”

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Fraport USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide, develops and manages the retail, food and beverage operations at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Pittsburgh International Airport.