Reconstruction work on John F Kennedy International's longest and busiest runway has been completed at a cost of $348.1m.
Work on the project began last year and a total of 10,925ft of the upgrade has been completed.
The remaining 3,647ft will be completed in two phases.
Following a four-month closure, the runway was reopened on 28 June, equipped with navigational features and delay-reduction measures.
The runway is equipped with high-speed aircraft exits and access taxiways to reduce aircraft queuing and to enable faster plane take-offs and landings.
A new concrete surface will reduce the need for ongoing maintenance and produce an estimated long-term savings of $500m.
The project secured $15m in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act while the rest has been contributed by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Port Authority.