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Cute Alert: The World’s First Pet Terminal Is Opening At JFK Airport

Cute Alert: The World’s First Pet Terminal Is Opening At JFK Airport

Jet-setting stallions and frequent-flying pooches will soon be treated to the utmost luxury at the new upgraded animal terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.

A $48 million airport upgrade at JFK will soon see an array of new fixings for your pooch – suites fitted with flat-screen TVs, a swimming pool, customised departure lounges and around-the-clock medical care for your travelling companion.


The terminal is set to handle up to 70,000 animals per year and is equipped to deal with all sorts of animals, from household pets to livestock and even exotic species. Though the majority of JFK airport passengers walk on two legs, this state-of-the-art centre will serve the important travel needs of the four-legged and winged passengers in the world’s first full-service, 24-hour airport quarantine facility for import and export of animals.


The new terminal will be built in a 16, 500 square-metre abandoned cargo building at JFK that hasn’t been in use for over a decade. Named the ARK at JFK, the terminal is set to create new international airport standards by offering a large animal departure lounge with food and water for the animals, individual climate-controlled suites for horses with bedding and natural light, and a Padadise 4 Pets pet resort offering grooming, obedience training, pet massage therapy, a cat jungle gym and a bone-shaped dog pool. Jealous yet?


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The Ark at JFK is set to open in 2016 to giddy kitties and pooches around the world.

(All images: Ark at JFK)

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