US carrier JetBlue has revealed plans to add seven new restaurants in its home terminal T5 at New York’s JFK International Airport.
The development plans are being carried out as a major update to the airline’s T5 concession programme.
Melt Shop, Otto’s Tacos, Ovenly, Shake Shack, KorillaBBQ, The Little Beet and Lil’ Sweet Chick restaurants will open later this year.
Construction on these new T5 restaurants will start during this autumn.
Port Authority executive director Rick Cotton said: “These seven new restaurants will help bring the best of New York right to Terminal 5 and are another wonderful example of how the Port Authority and JetBlue are committed to providing a world-class experience for customers with a vibrant local sensibility.”
JetBlue’s T5 currently features several niche stores and restaurants. Passengers can enjoy meals at more than 30 restaurants and food outlets at the terminal.
The terminal’s mainstays include 5ivesteak, Artichoke Pizza, Deep Blue Sushi, Piquillo, and various concessions.
JetBlue product development director Mariya Stoyanova said: “Rather than the typical chains, we offer customers travelling through T5 a real and delicious taste of New York from places that real New Yorkers frequent.
“Besides wanting to showcase all that our birthplace has to offer, we remember being a New York start-up and are always looking to give back to the community that’s supported us from the very beginning.
“As we add new T5 restaurants, we’re using our platform to support locally grown and up-and-coming businesses the same way the greater New York community did for us.”