EWR Terminal One now New Terminal A

Old May 17, 22, 10:48 am
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While I see lots of progress, I agree that Spring 22 is going to be tough. The right (south) side with gates 1-16(?) looks encouragingly close to wrapping up, but without a press release indicating a political show and tell date I don't expect a 1H '22 open.
The landside pictures also appear to be in a state that could be called nearly done except for a bunch of details. These details could be finished shortly or maybe take a bit. We will see.
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Old May 17, 22, 11:48 am
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My more realistic guess is they'll have it open by the Thanksgiving rush. Lots of operational/behind-the-scenes things need to happen before it opens, from what I understand.

It's also probably best to phase in the opening during September/October, when traffic is a bit lower.
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Old Sep 21, 22, 9:44 am
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Has anyone seen an update on this Terminal's opening?
There is a job fair for customer service personnel on the PA website so maybe something is happening.
I saw a suggestion that the expected opening is now in November but nothing official.
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Old Sep 21, 22, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by 8MiHi View Post
Has anyone seen an update on this Terminal's opening?
There is a job fair for customer service personnel on the PA website so maybe something is happening.
I saw a suggestion that the expected opening is now in November but nothing official.
Just judging by the earthcams and being on a fair amount of construction sites that are a much smaller scale than this, October has to be off the table. I guess November is the earliest, but knowing the current labor environment and how construction usually goes, I would doubt that as well.

Speaking of the labor market, I can't imagine running a job fair for jobs starting in November. My company can't get 25% of new hires to show up on the first day when there's an immediate start. I'd bet starting incentives are big with the new hires, and that the opening is going to be a rough one. Never thought I'd say this at EWR but I feel for what airport management will have to manage here....
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I noted this in another thread, but as of now November 1 is the unofficial "target" date, but that is in serious doubt. Lots of operational tests are scheduled for October, so I guess it isn't entirely out of the question, but these things tend to slip. Munich (developer) and the Port do not want to open the building between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so smart money is on early 2023 at this point.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 12:00 am
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January (after the holidays) and February are traditionally lower-travel months, so that is a good time to start new operations and work out any startup issues.
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Originally Posted by SPN Lifer View Post
January (after the holidays) and February are traditionally lower-travel months, so that is a good time to start new operations and work out any startup issues.
Maybe this will help: NYC No Longer Includes EWR

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Old Sep 26, 22, 6:57 am
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
I noted this in another thread, but as of now November 1 is the unofficial "target" date, but that is in serious doubt. Lots of operational tests are scheduled for October, so I guess it isn't entirely out of the question, but these things tend to slip. Munich (developer) and the Port do not want to open the building between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so smart money is on early 2023 at this point.
Talked to the agents and the bartender at the Terminal A UC last Thursday. They toured their new space and were impressed, then they were told to be prepared for a November 1 move. All of them seemed to believe that November 1 was possible but aren't sure its likely.
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