Terminal A Redevelopment at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Designed in a “T” configuration, this three-level, 1 million-square-foot terminal building will provide 33 new domestic aircraft gates for Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey.
From 2012 through 2016, PGAL served as the Prime Consultant and Lead Architect for the advanced planning, concept development and production and coordination of bridging documents for the new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey. In 2016, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) selected a design-build team led by Tutor Perini Parsons to complete design development and construction documents. PGAL assumed the role of Executive Architect to support PANYNJ in ensuring subsequent design work conforms to established performance and design criteria.
Intended to operate as a common-use facility, Terminal A will provide passengers with curbside check-in as well as a complete range of check-in options in the ticketing lobby, including self-service kiosks with self-tag and self-drop for baggage, staffed full service check-in podiums, and dedicated premium passenger check-in areas.
The terminal is organized to provide efficient passenger processing and movement. An expandable security screening checkpoint provides increased passenger queue space and dedicated lanes for premium passengers, crew, and physically challenged travelers. The infrastructure serving check-in and screening operations will adapt to changing and future processing requirements. Dedicated airline check-in areas are also provided for premier passengers.
The baggage claim area will include six claim units with immediate access to airline services offices and passenger amenities for two defined arrivals areas from the departures concourses. PGAL maximized airline support for ramp operations and consolidated baggage processing and screening areas for efficient outbound and inbound baggage operations.
The terminal facilities will include a high level of passenger services including a broad range of retail and food and beverage options integrated into the hold room seating areas. Hold rooms are designed to address a diverse aircraft fleet mix that includes wide body aircraft. Airline lounges are immediately accessible after the security checkpoint, and the mezzanine locations offer direct views of the airfield and the primary concourse area.
Self-boarding equipment is planned for all gates for efficient passenger boarding and airline operations. To reduce operational costs, the terminal is designed for unmanned security vestibules exiting from secure to landside operations.
Terminal A will be supported by a new departures and arrivals roadway system. An approximately 3,000-car parking garage complex will feature a pedestrian bridge and hub connection linking passengers from the garage and Air Train to Terminal A.
PGAL is also reviewing the construction phasing and sequencing necessary to construct the terminal building and related airside and landside program elements.
- Three-level, 1 million-square-foot terminal building with 33 new domestic aircraft gates
- Curbside check-in as well as a complete range of check-in options in the ticketing lobby
- Expandable security screening checkpoint to provide increased passenger queue space
- New departures and arrivals roadway system, as well as an approximately 3,000-car parking garage