The Port Authority has approved $335 million of additions to the $10 billion JFK International Airport revamp. The changes include a rehabbing one of the busiest runways, Runway 13L and 13R, as well as adding a new taxiway for planes to help alleviate runway congestion. Runway 13L and 13R sees nearly 1/2 of all JFK arriving plane traffic and runs over 10,000’ long. The runway will close in April 2019 and is expected to reopen in late 2019. The taxiway will help save airlines on taxiing time and is expected to benefit airlines and travelers nearly $9 billion, saving over 1,000 hours annually of delays. The total project includes full overhaul of the entire airport to make it a “state-of-the-art” facility with an interconnected terminal layout, centralized parking lots and new access lanes on the Van Wyck Expressway.