British Airways is to consolidate operations alongside transatlantic partner American Airlines at New York’s JFK airport.

The move from Terminal 7 to 8 will take place in 2022.

The switch is being made due to planned closure and demolition of Terminal 7 for redevelopment as a base for Us carrier JetBlue.

More than £250 million is to be spent by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and BA to “recreate and customise” Terminal 8.

Changes to the terminal will include additional aircraft stands, improved baggage systems, new lounges, check-in areas and upgraded concessions.

BA has committed £52 million into the existing terminal with new lounges for first and business class passengers and “an upgraded customer experience for all customers in the main areas of the building”.

Chairman and CEO Alex Cruz said: “We’re excited to announce our move to Terminal 8, alongside American Airlines, our Atlantic joint-business partner.

“Offering the best customer experience at JFK now and in the future is a top priority.

“We look forward to working with the Port Authority and American Airlines to continue building a world-class transatlantic travel experience in our new home from 2022.”