Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, US, has commenced operations at its new $2.7bn Terminal A.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said that the new terminal is replacing the terminal that opened in 1973.
It added that the new terminal offers modern passenger amenities, digital technology and dining and retail options.
Featuring nearly one million square feet of area, Terminal A is equipped with 33 gates and has been designed to handle larger aircraft.
It also has a common-use check-in area, and security and baggage claim areas.
Out of 33 gates, 21 gates have become operational and will be used by Air Canada, American Airlines, jetBlue and United Airlines. The remaining 12 gates are scheduled to become operational later this year.
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The terminal has the capacity to handle an estimated 13.6 million passengers a year.
With Terminal A becoming operational, the airport authority estimates that it would generate more than $4.6bn in regional economic activity, create more than 2,500 jobs and provide more than $1.9bn in wages.
Port Authority executive director Rick Cotton said: “The first airport operations out of the world-class Terminal A mark a truly historic milestone for Newark Liberty.
“This is an important step forward in our vision to transform the airport into a state-of-the-art gateway to the world.
“We are committed to continually elevating the passenger experience by building modern, 21st-century facilities like this terminal, delivering superior amenities and a real new Jersey sense of place.”