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John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK) refered to as JFK is an international airport located in Jamaica, Queens, in the south-eastern portion of New York City. It is about 12 miles southeast of Lower Manhattan.

JFK International Airport is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which manages the three other major airports in the New York metropolitan area, Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Teterboro Airport.

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Over ninety airlines operate out of JFK. It is the base of operations for JetBlue Airways and is a major international gateway hub for American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
In 2014, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), handled an estimated 53.2 million passenger, reaching a new anual record. JFK is the 6th busiest airport in USA.

Terminals 1, 2 and 4

John F. Kennedy Airport has 6 passenger terminals, numbered 1-8 (Terminals 3 and 6 were demolished in 2011 and 2013)


Terminal 1: Was opened in 1998 and It has 11 gates. Is used for the following airlines: Air France, Japan Airlines, Korean Air and Lufthansa.

Terminal 2: Is exclusively used and operated by Delta Air Lines. It is planned to be closed in 2015, once Phase Two of the T4 expansion is finished.

Terminal 4: It has 26 gates in two concurses (A and B). It serves as a major international hub for Delta Airlines.

Terminals 5, 7 and 8

Terminal 5: It opened in 2008 (it's the newest terminal on JFK Airport). Serves as a base of JetBlue Airways. It's also used by Hawaiian Airlines and Aer Lingus. It has an international area called T5i.

Terminal 7: The terminal is currently operated by British Airways. But is used by a variety of Airlines.

The future of this terminal is uncertain, since British Airways leasing ends in 2015.

Terminal 8: Is the largest passenger terminal in JFK Airport, and operated by American Airlines. It's used by some Oneworld carriers. It has a big variety of retail and food outlets.

JFK Airport in numbers

- 4 runways (two pairs of parallel runways)

- 6 operating Terminals (numbered 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8) with a total of 128 gates.

- Largest airlines operating at JFK are Delta Airlines and JetBlue, with more than 10 millions passengers per year each one.

- The busiest international routes from John F. Kennedy airport are: London and Paris.

- The busiest domestic routes are Los Angeles and San Francisco.

- Nearly 100 airlines from over 50 countries operate scheduled flights from JFK.

Terminal Transportation

The AirTrain JFK is a 8 miles system and elevated railway in New York City that provides service to JFK Airport.

The AirTrain stops in all airport terminals (outside the terminal buildings except for Terminal 4) and parking areas. And is connected to the Long Island Rail Road and New York City Subway in Queens.

The service operates all day, during all days of the year.

Fares: Free within the terminal area and to the hotel and car rental shuttle buses at Federal Circle.


Contact information

Address: Jamaica, New York, NY 11430, United States
Telephone:+1 718-244-4444

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