U.S. Will Have the First Airport Terminal Dedicated Just To Animals
How cool is that? The U.S. is set to open the first airport terminal dedicated just to animals!
Everything is now pawsible!
After we’ve seen an entire hotel dedicated to cats, and a lot of accessories dedicated to pets, animal lovers will be thrilled to find out that an airport in the U.S. will have a terminal dedicated just to animals.
Now all that stress you have when you are traveling with your pet will be gone. And your favorite animal will be relieved, and will be able to relax during the journey.
Next year, all this will be possible! Your animals will be able to experience all of these things and more!
Where will open?
Because the John F. Kennedy International Airport in NYC is set to open the first privately owned terminal dedicated only to traveling animals.
Your wishes have come true, and now with “The Ark”, as the called the terminal, will serve as a cargo holding area for all animals, while they await transportation to their destinations.
What kind of animals will be able to get through the terminal?
When I said all animals, I really meant all such as: exotic, farm, zoo, domestic, everything.
The Ark is set to open in early 2016, and will occupy over 178,000 square feet and will house an overnight pet resort Paradise 4 Paws kennels, ample state-of-the-art cargo holding facilities, vets, an aviary and even climate-controlled stalls to ensure total relaxation prior to departure.
Phil Derner of NYC Aviation spoke to the Gothamist about the $48 million endeavor:
“It is indeed unique. Some people seem to question its necessity, but if a private company wants to sign a multi-decade lease with PANYNJ, then by all means. This facility is in the cargo area of JFK, which sees tenants come and go, so this can be a good deal for a potentially economically unstable part of the airport.”
“When it comes to travel, animals have always had the short end of the stick, flying in dangerous and uncomfortable conditions in the bellies of aircraft. Regardless of animal type, I am all for anything that improves their treatment. As long as this being in the cargo area doesn’t bring about a horse-related Goodfellas Lufthansa heist, it is just fine with me.”
We couldn’t help but agree with him. All the pet owners who had difficulties when traveling with their pets know how challenging can be.
Cliff Bollman, architect at one of the firms designing the terminal, spoke to The Telegraph:
“For the animals who [will] pass through The Ark, as well as the people who own them, air travel can be stressful and confusing. Aligning the needs of quarantine with kenneling and elevating the experience for animals and their owners, our design team sought to create a comfortable, healthy environment for them all.”
Now, we can’t wait to see how the airport terminal will be, and if the pets will like it!