The Port Authority of New York/New Jersey this week formally named Munich Airport International GmbH (MAI) to operate and maintain the $2.7 billion Terminal One now under construction at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

EWR Terminal One LLC, a 100-percent subsidiary of MAI, will oversee operations, maintenance and concession functions once construction of Terminal One is completed in the next three years, replacing the outmoded Terminal A.

“We wanted to bring a world leader in customer service and concession management to Newark Liberty, and MAI fits the bill,” says Kevin O’Toole, chairman of the Port Authority. “New Jersey travelers deserve world-class service and the brand-new Terminal One will improve the travel experience for Garden State residents and visitors while creating new jobs and business opportunities in the region.”

EWR Terminal One will feature cutting-edge digital technology and superior dining and retail options in about one million square feet, about 20 percent larger than Terminal A. When completed, it will have 33 common-use gates and modernized check-in, security and baggage claim areas.

MAI will be making short-term customer enhancements in Terminal A until that terminal is closed early in the next decade. In addition to the Newark project, MAI is involved locally with a joint venture (Reach Airports) that will manage the new Terminal One project at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

“We look forward to working with the Port Authority on this exciting project, and to bringing world-class operations, services and amenities to the new Terminal One,” says Dr. Ralf Gaffal, managing director of Munich Airport International GmbH.