Winner of the 2015 Award of Merit for Architecture, CBC News deemed it “One of the Top 10 Airports in the World,” London’s The Daily Telegraph called it one of “The World’s Most Stylish Airports,” and the Travel Channel considered it one of the “World’s Most Iconic Airports.”
With its curved rooflines, JetBlue Airways' first terminal responds to its unique location near Eero Saarinen's historic TWA terminal. From a functional standpoint, Gensler and Design Strategies designed Terminal 5 to complement JetBlue's business model. The 640,000-gross-square-foot, 26-gate terminal provides exceptional customer service, with a tailored plan for circulation and seating in the concourse. The ticketing lobby and holdrooms are sized as transitory spaces, while concessions areas are larger as JetBlue customers tend to buy food and drink before boarding. Wider space between gates allows JetBlue's Airbus 320s to easily turn around, minimizing delays.