JFK Airport's Terminal 4 Launches 'This is New York' Virtual Reality Experience

Feb. 2, 2021

Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport – one of the world’s most modern and efficient air terminals – is now the home of “This is New York,” a virtual reality (VR) experience. This interactive journey will allow customers at the terminal to experience New York City’s landmarks and destinations – from a safe distance.

“This is New York" is a VR experience dedicated to highlighting the hidden and monumental destinations within the five boroughs of New York City, including the Queens Unisphere, the Staten Island Ferry, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Prospect Park Boathouse, and the 191st Street Subway Station. The experience, hosted by JFKIAT and designed by Christian Rietzke and Jourdan Ferguson, can be accessed through a mobile device with the help of VR goggles.

“As the international gateway to New York City, we are proud to provide this virtual installation to showcase some of the city’s most treasured destinations,” said Roel Huinink, President and CEO of JFKIAT. “The pandemic has made it more difficult for visitors to see some of the iconic locations in the city, and this experience allows them to safely see some of the best landmarks New York City has to offer when traveling through T4.”

T4 at JFK International Airport is one of the most active air terminals in the New York area. From the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, JFKIAT worked with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, airline and business partners to take immediate action and implemented key response initiatives focused on health, hygiene, safety and creating a contactless journey for employees and passengers. JFKIAT has also taken steps to prepare for a “new normal” as the aviation industry enters a post-COVID-19 landscape by collaborating closely with business and government agency partners to keep the terminal safe and secure, while winning back customer confidence as flights begin to resume.