JFK Millennium Partners kicks off DF solicitation process for JFK Terminal 6

By Kristiane Sherry |

Aerial render JFK Terminal 6

A competitive solicitation process is underway for the new JFK Terminal 6 project. Image: JFK Millennium Partners.

JFK Millennium Partners and Vantage Airport Group have opened the competitive solicitation process for the 60,000 sq ft of F&B and retail space at JFK Terminal 6.

The airport operators said they are hoping to attract collaborative concession partners for a “New York City-inspired” shopping and dining experience. 

The 1.2 million sq ft international terminal is expected to cost $4.2 billion and is due to open in February 2026. 

Interested parties are encouraged to email [email protected] to obtain copies of the RFP documents. 

The two-stage process will see respondents submit first proposals along with their qualifications. This phase one closes in January 2024. A second stage will follow involving invited preferred bidders. 

“We are delighted to kick off the competitive solicitation process for what will be a world-class shopping and dining experience at the new JFK Terminal 6,” said Helena Williams, Chief Executive Officer, JFK Millennium Partners, the private consortium comprising Vantage Airport Group, American Triple I, RXR Realty, and JetBlue.

“The feedback and conversations from our community outreach activities in support of the project have been very positive. 

“We look forward to bringing to life an innovative, dynamic, and service-focused concessions program that celebrates the very best of New York City, alongside offerings from beloved local small businesses.”

JFK Terminal 6: An ‘award-winning’ development

Sammy Patel, Vice President Commercial at Vantage Airport Group, added: “We are excited to partner with concessionaires at JFK Terminal 6, where guests can look forward to more than 60,000 square feet of premium food & beverage, duty-free and specialty retail when the first phase of the terminal opens in 2026.

“Thanks to our experienced commercial team members for facilitating this exciting process for Vantage’s next award-winning airport terminal development.”

More to follow. 

Earlier this year, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, in partnership with both American Airlines and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) Airports, revealed plans for a “transformative” commercial redevelopment at JFK Terminal 8.

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