Case Study

Newark Liberty International Airport - New Terminal A

A redeveloped terminal for evolving air travel


In 2018, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey broke ground on the largest design-build project in their history - a new terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport. Replacing the 49-year-old terminal is the new world-class Terminal A, which features Daifuku's turnkey baggage handling system.




bags per hour

$63 million

BHS investment


Equipment Provided

  • 6 Ticket Counters
  • 2 Priority Check-In Lines
  • 4 Curbside Check-In Lines
  • 72 Scale Dispatch Conveyors
  • 3 Oversize Outbound Lines
  • 1 Oversize Inbound Line
  • 8 Inbound Lines
  • 6 Baggage Claim Carousels
  • 4 EDS machine CBIS with/CBRA
  • 13 Make-up Units
  • 72 RFID Arrays
  • 16 Hybrid Automatic Tag Reader (ATR) Arrays
  • 72 Motor Control Panels (MCPs)

A modernized baggage handling system

Daifuku engineered, fabricated, installed, and commissioned a complete baggage handling system and in-line Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS).

The outbound BHS includes a total of 15 input lines with 72 scale dispatch conveyors. Bags are processed through a 3 + 1 CTX 9800 EDS machine configuration and sorted to 13 make-up units.

The inbound BHS consists of eight lines leading to six baggage claim carousels.

"The New Terminal A is a shining example of of the Port Authority's commitment to build inspiring and appealing world-class transportation facilities for the region."

Rick Cotton - Executive Director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey


A world-class terminal

The New Terminal A was completed in November 2022 with the grand opening on December 8th. The terminal will be able to handle nearly 14 million passengers a year and host multiple airlines. Daifuku was honored to provide the BHS which supports this one million square foot, 33 gate, industry-leading terminal in New Jersey.


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