An artistic impression of the completed Terminal 6 with Aer Lingus curbside baggage check-in facilities.

 Aer Lingus On The Move Again at JFK

Aer Lingus is planning to move again at JFK. The next stop will be the new Terminal 6.

In a release, JFK Millennium Partners, the company selected by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to build and operate John F. Kennedy International Airport’s new world-class, $4.2 billion Terminal 6, along with Aer Lingus, have announced that the airline will make Terminal 6 its new home and begin operations on the first day of the terminal’s opening to passengers in early 2026.

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In addition, the release stated, Aer Lingus will open a new signature lounge in Terminal 6 for its passengers, "providing a modern state of the art space with greater seating capacity, ensuring more comfort and space for Aer Lingus customers."

Added the release: "All customers can look forward to the Terminal’s boutique, state-of-the-art design, with short walking distances to and from gates, curated artwork, and 100,000 square feet of NYC-inspired shopping and dining.

"A new Aer Lingus check-in space will allow for a seamless check-in experience with self-service bag drop options for greater convenience. Aer Lingus customers can enjoy seamless connectivity within the same terminal with connecting partner JetBlue."   

Aer Lingus currently operates twice daily nonstop service from JFK Terminal 7 to Dublin, and daily to Shannon, as well as daily service to Manchester, England using Airbus A330 and A321LR aircraft.

“We’ve enjoyed a close partnership with Aer Lingus since they moved to JFK Terminal 7 in April 2023, and we’re thrilled to continue this partnership at the new T6 and welcome their passengers on our very first day of operations in early 2026,” said Steve Thody, CEO, JFK Millennium Partners. 

‘’We are looking forward to our move to JFK Terminal 6 when construction is completed,’’ said Susanne Carberry, Aer Lingus Chief Customer Officer.

‘’The new terminal promises Aer Lingus customers a modern, light filled, tech enabled space, which will allow us to go above and beyond for our customers. The addition of a brand-new dedicated Aer Lingus lounge will further enhance our loyal customer’s experience providing them with a modern state of the art lounge.’’

Prior to the move to Terminal 7 Aer Lingus operated out of Terminal 5.

The new Terminal 6, currently under construction, is part of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s $19 billion redevelopment of JFK airport.

Terminal 6 is being developed in two phases, with the first five gates opening in early 2026 and construction completion expected by 2028.