JFK Terminal 5

Information Terminal 5 - Jet Blue Terminal

Terminal 5 operates with various airlines but JetBlue Airways is the major one. (Some international flights from Jet Blue arrive at Terminal 4).


The terminal 5 sits behind the preserved Eero Saarinen-designed terminal originally known as the “TWA Flight Center”. Now this center is connected to T5 via a walkway but is considered part of the Terminal. But nevertheless, the Saarinen building is currently closed for refurbishment and it will reopen again in 2019 as a hotel.


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.




The Terminal 5 building has gates from 1 to 31 and is divided in three areas: Arrivals, Skywalks and Departures.


- Arrivals: it has a walkway that links with Saarinen Terminal. The ground transportation available are taxis and buses, but from the walkway that connects Arrivals with the Skywalk there is a walkway that reaches the AirTrain station and the parking lots.

In arrivals there is an information tourist point and baggage claim.

- Departures: after the security point passengers have access to the boarding gates. There is a pet relief area.


Wi-Fi is accessible through all the terminal.



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



Several services are offered at Terminal 5, 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

At John F. Kennedy Airport Terminal 5 there can be found the following airline lounges:

  • The Airspace Lounge: Find it close to Gate 24.
  • Miliary lounge: For members of the military and their families, there is a USO Center free of charge, located across the baggage carousel 3. Available services: Free Wi-Fi connection, food and entertainment. Opening hours: From 5:00 am to 11:00 pm.