JFK Terminal 1

Information Terminal 1

The current Terminal 1 was opened in 1998, at the direction of the Terminal One Group, a consortium of four key operating carriers: Air France, Japan Airlines, Korean Air and Lufthansa. This partnership was founded after the four airlines reached agreement that existing international carrier facilities were inadequate for their needs.

Terminal 1 is able to handle Airbus A380 aircraft and together with Terminal 4, has the capacity to carry the superjumbo aircraft.


Location: Check the terminal map at terminals page to get an overview of the terminal location.


Transportation between terminals

By the AirTrain system is fairly easy to transfer between terminals at John F. Kennedy Airport, since all airport terminals are connected to its network. Trains frequency is of 2 – 5 minutes.

You can also connect to the parking lots, hotel shuttle and rental car facilities.

In order to take the AirTrain at any of the airport terminals, you’ll first need to go through security. Within JFK Airport Terminals the AirTrain system is free. Opening hours: 24 hours.



Terminal 1 has 11 gates (from 1 to 11) and the building is composed by: Arrivals Level, Mezzanine, Departures Level, Concourse Level.


- Arrivals Level: Has the following services and amenities: Baggage Claim, Customs, Restrooms, U.S. Immigration Control, Ground Transportation Information Point, ATMs, Currency Exchange Service, Hotel/Hostel/Motel Courtesy Phone. Wi-Fi is accessible through all the terminal. Ground Transportation available: Car rental, AirTrain Station, Bus Stops, Taxis, Parking.

- Mezzanine Level: There are located the Airline Clubs.

- Departure Level: There are the Check-in desks.

- Concourse Level: There is the security check-point, the Airline Clubs and the boarding gates from 1 to 11.



For further information about the airlines serving John F. Kennedy Airport, please visit the Airlines section.



Several services are offered at Terminal 1, such as:

- Services and Facilities

- ATM, Banks and Currency Exchange

- Stores and Duty Free

- Restaurants, Food and Café

Check it here the complete list

Airport lounges

JFK Airport Terminal 1 counts with the following lounges:

  • Air France Lounge: Located close Gate 1, is equipped with Wi-Fi, showers and a VIP area.
  • KAL Business Class Lounge: It is located in he airside, close to Gate 3. Showers are available.
  • Lufthansa Business Lounge: Find it after security.