China's flag airline Air China and The New Terminal One at JFK have launched a partnership to elevate the travel experience for Chinese customers visiting the United States.

The New Terminal One, a dedicated international terminal that is being constructed in partnership with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's $19 billion redevelopment of JFK Airport, will partner with Air China with the objective of providing an improved experience for Chinese customers at the gateway, scheduled to open in 2026.

"We are honoured to collaborate with our colleagues at Air China to jointly deliver an extraordinary travel experience for Chinese customers visiting New York," said The New Terminal One at JFK Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Aument.

"Service to the Asia Pacific region is a strong priority for us and we are delighted to learn from Air China as we position ourselves to be the international terminal of choice for Chinese travellers to New York."

Air China New York General Manager Zhiyong Wang said: "New York is one of our most important markets globally and we are committed to offering our customers a world-class travel experience when they fly to the Big Apple.

“Our partnership with The New Terminal One will create mutual benefits as we continue to evaluate our growth in this key market."

Air China currently serves the existing Terminal 1 at JFK Airport, connecting Beijing and New York.

Anchoring the south side of JFK Airport, the terminal will be the largest international terminal at the airport when complete, offering 23 gates over a 2.4 million sq. ft. footprint.