JFK - John F. Kennedy International Airport

Official Website

Service: International and Domestic

Airlines (organized by terminal)

1 Aeroflot, Aero Mexico, Air China, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Cayman Airways, China Airlines, China Eastern, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Olympic, Royal Air Maroc, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Turkish

2 & 3. Comair, Delta (also uses 2 and 4), Delta Connection, US Helicopter

4. Aer Lingus, Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines, Air Europa, Air India, Air Jamaica, Asiana, Avianca, Caribbean, Copa Airlines, Czech Airlines, Egyptair, El Al, Emirates, Etihad, Eurofly, flyglobespan, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lacsa, Lan Chile, Lan Ecuador, Lan Peru, LOT, Miami Air, North American, Northwest, Pakistan International Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Sun Country, Swiss International Air Lines, TACA International, TAM, Travel Span, Uzbekistan, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, XL Airways

5. JetBlue

7. ANA (All Nippon), British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, Icelandair, L'Avion, OpenSkies, Qantas, United Airlines, US Airways

8. Air Berlin, American, American Eagle, Brussels Airlines, Finnair, Jet Airways, Mexicana

Distance from Manhattan: 18.5 miles

Directions from Manhattan:

By Car: See map above.

By Public Transportation:

  • From New York Penn Station take the Long Island Railroad to Jamaica Station. From there, take the light rail to JFK Airport. Travel time is about 43 minutes
  • Take the F subway line to the 71st Ave.-Forest Hills Station. Transfer to the E subway line and take that to Stuphin Blvd.-Archer Ave. Station. From there, take the light rail to JFK Airport. Travel time is about 55 minutes.

Fun Facts:

  • Annual Passengers in 2008: 47 million
  • Runways: 4
  • Acres: 4,930
  • Gates: 151
  • Terminals: 8
  • Parking Spaces: 17,152

2005 Passenger origins:*

  • 43% Manhattan
  • 64% New York City
  • 86% New York State
  • 7% New Jersey
  • 7% Connecticut


The Airport was built on hydraulic fill over the marshy site of the Idlewild golf course. Construction began in April of 1942 and initial plans called for a 1,000 acre airport, though it would eventually grow to five times that size. Commercial flights began in July of 1948. In memory of America's thirty-fifth president, the airport was renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport on December 24, 1963. Today, JFK Airport is America's leading international airport.

*2005 FAA Regional Air Demand Study

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