OMNY finally being installed on JFK AirTrain this month

The AirTrain to John F. Kennedy Airport will finally be outfitted with the OMNY tap-to-pay system this month, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Wednesday.

OMNY readers will be installed on select turnstiles at the Jamaica and Howard Beach AirTrain terminals and activated on Tuesday, Oct. 10, the governor announced with the Port Authority and MTA. Not all fare gates will be outfitted with OMNY, however; some will remain MetroCard-only for now, with all turnstiles set to be OMNY-equipped by the end of 2024.

“We are making it easier than ever for travelers to take the train to JFK, and for visitors to our great city to use one of its most essential services – the MTA,” Hochul said. “As we continue to rollout OMNY throughout the system, I encourage everyone to take advantage of this service and travel safely.”