JFK Millennium Partners (JMP) – the company selected by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to build and operate John F Kennedy International Airport's new Terminal 6 – and Cathay Pacific have announced an agreement for the airline to operate from Terminal 6 when the first five gates open to passengers in early 2026.

In addition, Cathay Pacific will open a nearly 10,000 square foot lounge at Terminal 6 – its first dedicated lounge in New York and its second in the United States along with San Francisco International Airport.

The new Terminal 6 is a key component of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's $19 billion transformation of JFK Airport, with two new terminals, two expanded and modernised terminals, a new ground transportation centre and a new roa network.

"We are thrilled to partner with a world-renowned carrier like Cathay Pacific, who shares our vision and commitment to an outstanding guest experience," said Steve Thody, CEO, JFK Millennium Partners.

"We can't wait to welcome Cathay Pacific's passengers to our world-class T6 facility, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership," Thody added.

Cathay Pacific Senior Vice President, Americas Chris van den Hooven, said: "This represents a huge milestone in Cathay Pacific's 28 years of connecting New York with our home, Hong Kong and from 1 July it will be 20 years since we commenced our regular non-stop service.  

“It has long been our ambition to provide our customers a signature Cathay Pacific airport experience at JFK. We are delighted about our partnership with JFK Millennium Partners, which will make this dream a reality."

Cathay Pacific General Manager Customer Experience and Design Vivian Lo said: "New York JFK is among the top locations in our global lounge strategy. We are truly excited by this opportunity to bring the signature Cathay Pacific lounge experience to our premium customers at this important port in our network.

“This new lounge will feature a number of exciting developments that will put it at the forefront of our lounge proposition, and we look forward to sharing more details with our customers at the appropriate time."

IMAGE CREDIT: JFK Millennium Partners