John F. Kennedy International Airport - New York

Airport Information

  • IATA Code: JFK
  • ICAO Code: KJFK
  • Operator: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Location: Queens, New York, U.S.
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John F. Kennedy International Airport - New York

Queens, New York, USA.

JFK is the primary international airport serving New York City.

The airport is the busiest international air passenger gateway into North America, & one of the busiest airport in the world, and the busiest airport in the New York airport system, a host of airlines operate from the airport, with nonstop or direct flights to destinations in all six inhabited continents.

JFK is located in the Jamaica neighbourhood of Queens in New York, 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Midtown Manhattan. The airport features six passenger terminals and four runways. It serves as a hub for both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, and it is the primary operating base for JetBlue. JFK was also formerly a hub for Pan Am, TWA, Eastern, National, and Tower Air. The facility opened in 1948 as New York International Airport and was commonly known as Idlewild Airport.

Following John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, the airport was renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport as a tribute to the 35th President.

Airport News

Port Authority, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and American Airlines Start Redevelopment Construction for JFK Terminal 8

Project will Create New Locally Inspired Dining and Retail, Duty-Free Shopping and Performance Space Seasonal Artist Showcase Featuring Queens-Based Artists will Transform Construction Barriers into a Gallery-Style Exhibit Commercial Redevelopment at Terminal 8 will Adhere …

The New Terminal One at JFK launches RFQ for customer experience training partner

As part of a commitment to deliver exceptional customer service when it begins operations, the New Terminal One at New York John F. Kennedy International Airport has launched a request for qualifications (RFQ) from providers …

Port Authority & JMP Offer Sneak Peek of New Facility at JFK Airport T6 with New Animated Rendering

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and JFK Millennium Partners (JMP), the company selected to build and operate John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 6, marked one year since breaking ground on …

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Releases Proposed $9.3 Billion Budget for 2024

Substantial Funding Included to Advance Major Projects Such as JFK Airport Redevelopment, Replacement Projects for AirTrain Newark and Bus Terminal Agency Continues Record Security Budget to Stay Ahead of Evolving Threat Landscape, Including Cybersecurity Proposed …

Port Authority Approves Revised Lease to Expand JFK International Airport Truck Plaza

On-Airport Truck Parking Lot Will Be Expanded to Accommodate up to 150 Trucks, Tripling Capacity and Adding Concessions, Restrooms and Truck Wash Facilities Expanded Parking Plaza to Reduce Impact of Idling Vehicles on Airport Roads …

JFK International Airport's 2nd Delta Sky Club steps into the spotlight

The nearly 14,000-square-foot Club, which seats more than 250 guests and includes a covered Sky Deck, will operate alongside the Club on Terminal 4, Concourse B. Together the two Clubs will have capacity for over …

Amadeus technology to enhance passenger experience at JFK Airport’s Terminal 4

Amadeus and JFKIAT – the operator of Terminal 4 at JFK Airport – announced that T4 is deploying Amadeus’ Auto Bag Drop (ABD) and Next Generation Kiosk (NGK) self-service technology to deliver a smooth and …

JFK International Air Terminal Reveals First Ever Electric Buses at JFK T4

At the beginning of March, JFK IAT held a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce our new electric buses provided by COBUS Industries, a leading manufacturer of airport mobility products. The new program introduces electric buses …

JFK International Air Terminal Invests in Sustainable Aviation Fuels to Reduce Aviation-Related Carbon Emissions

As part of our support for the aviation industry’s ongoing transition to sustainable innovation fuels (SAFs), JFKIAT purchased 5,000 gallons of SAFs in collaboration with Delta Air Lines. As an alternative to jet fuel, SAFs …

AlphaStruxure to Design, Construct, and Operate JFK's New Terminal One Microgrid, Creating the Largest Rooftop Terminal Solar Array in the U.S.

AlphaStruxure is leading the decarbonization efforts of what will be the largest international terminal at JFK The 11.34 megawatt microgrid will transform the New Terminal One into the first fully resilient airport transit hub in …


Queens, NY 11430, United States
New York
United States
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