Pet terminal for animals at New York's JFK airport

Pet terminal for animals at New York's JFK airport

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:54 am

The special terminal, just for pets and farm animals, will be world's first terminal designed for animals being transported or boarded. Farm animals will be able to come through the terminal as well-note the artist's designs of the various sections of the terminal.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2914658/JFK-Airport-build-pet.html
The world's first ever airport terminal for animals is set to be built at JFK Airport in New York City, US.

Humorously called 'The Ark,' the facility is set to be open for business early 2016, and is scheduled to cost around £32 million ($48 million).

A 30-year lease has been agreed between The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey with Ark Development for the projected 178,000 square feet development.


Additional services will include transportation in dedicated climate controlled vehicles from aircraft, terminals, cargo facilities and other airport locations.

A livestock export handling system designed by Professor Temple Grandin, the leading authority on livestock movement, will allow for the safe and efficient handling of cattle, goats, pigs and sheep from truck to aircraft.


Agriculture students with farming experience would be crucial to include on the staff as they would be able to help farm animals to get onto transport if they get spooked. Someone without farm experience is not going to be as helpful.
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