JFK Airport May Build First Luxury Air Terminal for Animals

Animals will soon be able to fly in style at Kennedy International Airport. The ARK, the $48 million dollar luxury animal terminal will check in more than 70,000 animals flying through JFK every year.

This service will be replacing the Vetport that currently handles animals and can possibly give Business Class a run for its money.

“A lot of our design making is in collaboration with veterinarians and consultants to help minimize the amount of stress placed on the animal,” said Cliff Bollmann, a leading airport architect working on The ARK for the San Francisco-based architecture firm Gensler.

The 176,000 square foot facility is dotting some incredible amenities. Climate controlled stalls with showers, suites, spa services and webcam monitoring are available for everything from dogs and cows to penguins.

The terminal is set to open next year pending approval from the US Department of Agriculture.

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via USA Today

Jessica Frelow

Jessica Frelow

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Jessica lives in Brooklyn. She is a lover of poetry, eating Mexican food and people watching in the city.

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