Image via Paradise 4 PawsIn 2015, almost 70 years after the dawn of commercial air travel following World War II, airports are still the epitome of frustration and tediousness, second only to the state DMV. Long waiting lines, early mornings, and even later nights are what await passengers as soon as they check in. At least, that’s the case for human passengers. John F. Kennedy International Airport has recently announced its plan to built a $48 million pet terminal, called ‘The Ark at JFK,’ in an empty cargo building near its human terminal. It is set to open next year. The terminal’s developer, Racebrook Capital, claims it will be the “world’s only privately owned animal terminal and USDA-approved, full-service, 24-hour, airport quarantine facility for import and export of horses, pets, birds and livestock.” The project, on a 30-year lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, is to occupy the airport’s Cargo Building 78, which has not been used for about a decade.
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