American Airlines and British Airways revealed more details of their plan to co-locate operations at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 8 beginning Dec. 1, 2022. According to an announcement, the development is enabled by a $400 million investment to redevelop, expand and enhance the terminal, bringing the Atlantic Joint Business partners closer together. Jointly, said the announcement, the terminal investments and co-location will offer a more seamless customer experience while supporting the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s plan to transform JFK into a leading global airport. American and British Airways were the first carriers to begin redevelopment efforts at JFK, breaking ground in January 2020 on five new widebody gates, four new widebody hardstand parking positions, an enhanced baggage handling system, new customer amenities and expanded premium guest offerings — including approximately 130,000 square feet of new and renovated terminal space. Tom Stevens, British Airways’ director of brand and customer experience, said the move will bring a range of benefits for customers including a better transfer experience, enabling them to travel to more than 30 destinations across the US, Caribbean and Latin America with American Airlines. When Terminal 8 is complete later this year, premium customers traveling on both airlines and other oneworld partners, said the announcement, “will have access to a reimagined journey through JFK depicted by newly released artist illustrations.” As customers arrive at Terminal 8, a co-branded premium check-in area providing personalized, concierge-style service for top-tier guests will replace American’s former Flagship First Check-In space. “Thoughtfully designed architectural elements,” said the announcement, “will also define an exclusive new check-in space for eligible business customers.”