JFK Terminal 8

Information Terminal 8

Terminal 8 is the largest passenger terminal in the JFK airport. To have an idea, is twice the size of Madison Square Garden, in NYC. The terminal is able to handle nearly 13M passengers annually. It offers dozens of retail and food outlets, has more than 80 ticket counters, more than 40 self-service kiosks, 10 security checkpoint lanes and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility that can process more than 1.600 people per hour.


Terminal 8 has two Concourses with a total of 29 gates: 12 gates in Concourse B (1-8, 10, 12, 14, and 16) and 17 gates in Concourse C (31-47). The passenger access to Concourse C is by an underground tunnel which includes moving walkways. For the most curious passengers, there is described the history of American Airlines logos on display between the security checkpoint and the concourses.


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




The terminal building has two levels: Arrivals and Departures.


- Arrivals: it has the baggage claim area, the U.S. customs, hotel/motel courtesy phone, information tourist point. Passengers have access to the following methods of transportation: AirTrain station, car rental, taxi, bus stops, and parkings.

- Departures: there are the check-in desks and after the security checkpoint there is an Airline Club and currency exchange service.


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 8, 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 8 is equipped with a couple of lounges:

  • American Airlines Admirals Club: Find this lounge in the International Departures, at the Concourse B, in the Mezzanine Level.
  • American Airlines Admirals Club: This lounge is located in the Domestic Departures, close to the Concourse C, in the Third Level (Gate 42).