'While most of our airport passengers walk on two legs, this new center will serve the important travel needs of our four-legged and winged friends, while helping to create regional jobs and significant revenue for the Port Authority,' said Pat Foye, executive director of the Port Authority.
Officials said the project would create 190 jobs, and create $50.5 million in economic activity during a 20-year lease period. The Port Authority said it expected to get more than $108 million in rent over that time frame.
But waitthere's more! The article goes on to boast that "officials said the new setup would be larger than animal facilities that are currently in use at the airports in Los Angeles and Miami." Exciting! Now if only airlines would lower their pet fees to make it far more economical to actually fly with themthis said as we debate a $250 United charge for roundtrip travel with an in-cabin pet, on a $161 ticket. Something's not right about that.
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