Ireland’s Aer Lingus is moving to Terminal 7 at New York JFK airport very soon. This means they will no longer be co-located with their partner airline JetBlue, which is an interesting turn of events.

British Airways recently moved out of Terminal 7, relocating to Terminal 8 with American Airlines. This means their previous spaces are all available in their old terminal.

Why And When Are Aer Lingus Moving?

Aer Lingus have been in Terminal 5 for 10 years, so the lease was probably due for renewal. JetBlue likely needed the space, and so it was time for the Irish airline to move on.

The switch to Terminal 7 happens on Thursday 27 April 2023 as far as I can tell. That is when the flights changeover to departing from there according to the airline’s website.

Terminal 7 Lounge

According to the Aer Lingus Airport Lounges web page, the currently lounge in Terminal 5 will be available through to 23 April 2023. After that, the new Terminal 7 lounge will be open from 27 April 2023, the same day the new flights commence. It looks like there is nothing available for the four days in between.

Since the new lounge is described as near Gate 1, regular travellers have realised that Aer Lingus will be using the former British Airways Concorde Room, which was that airline’s premier lounge in the terminal. It looks like it will no longer have its old name, but perhaps it will be furnished to its former standard still.

Overall Thoughts

Aer Lingus is moving to Terminal 7 at New York JFK. This terminal is scheduled for demolition when Phase 2 of the new Terminal 6 gets underway. That is due to take place in 2026, so the Irish airline will be moved again at that time.

Either way, it will be interesting to see what is done with the lounge. The former Concorde Room features a dining room, so hopefully this will also continue to serve some kind of food. We will see what happens once it opens.

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Featured image via Aer Lingus.
Terminal 7 image by Alexisrael via Wikimedia Commons.
Concorde Room via Turning Left For Less.