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Aer Lingus Will Fly Out of JFK’s Terminal 6 in 2026

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Ireland’s flagship carrier, Aer Lingus, announced on May 28 that it will fly out of New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Terminal 6 in 2026.

Here’s what you need to know.

Aer Lingus to Fly Out of Brand-New Terminal

Starting in 2026, Aer Lingus will move its operations from Terminal 7 to the new Terminal 6 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), which is currently under construction.

Aer Lingus flies 2x daily nonstop from JFK to Dublin (DUB) and 1x daily to Shannon (SNN) and Manchester (MAN). Terminal 7 also has the Aer Lingus lounge for premium passengers and elite status holders. However, this lounge will move to Terminal 6 once it’s open.

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is hard at work on Terminal 6, which will open up in 2 phases. The first, in 2026, will see 5 gates open. Construction will be completed by 2028, by which time passengers will have access to nearly 100,000 square feet of amenity space. The new construction is part of a whopping $19 billion redevelopment of JFK.

The new terminal will have 10 gates (9 of which can accommodate widebody aircraft), up to 5 lounges, digital concierge services, and an average 5-minute walking distance from security screening.

Aer Lingus A330 at JFK
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Terminal 7 will be demolished when Terminal 6 opens in 2026.

“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.

“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,” said Susanne Carberry, Aer Lingus’ Chief Customer Officer. “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.”

JetBlue, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, and Swiss International Air Lines have also committed to occupying Terminal 6 at JFK.

Bottom Line:

Aer Lingus, Ireland’s flag carrier, has a storied history since its founding in the 1930s. The airline flies 100+ routes from Dublin, Cork (ORK), Knock (NOC), and Shannon to Europe, Britain, and North America. It has also flown from JFK since 1958.

Final Thoughts

Aer Lingus will join a handful of other carriers in moving operations to JFK’s Terminal 6 in 2026. This is excellent news for passengers who will have access to brand-new lounges, exciting dining options, and expedited security screenings. We look forward to seeing more airlines commit to the new terminal in the coming years!

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Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Carrying On with Victoria M. Walker” newsletter.

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