Seven photos of TWA hotel that bring you back in time at the John F. Kennedy International Airport
Trans World Airlines or TWA was a major American airline that operated from 1930 until 2001. It was formed as Transcontinental & Western Air to operate a route from New York City to Los Angeles via St. Louis, Kansas City, and other stops, with Ford Trimotors.
TWA entered its second bankruptcy on June 30, 1995. When TWA emerged in August 1995, employee ownership was reduced to 30%, but the company was relieved of $0.5 billion of its $1.8 billion debt.
On May 15, 2019, the TWA Hotel opened in the Flight Center’s headhouse, after four years of restoration work that began in 2015.
With the new and revitalized infrastructure of the building, additional buildings were constructed to house the hotel rooms, with the Flight Center’s interior being used for the lobby, restaurants, and exhibition facilities.