JFK Airport Information

JFK Airport Address

John F. Kennedy International Airport

JFK Expy & S Cargo Road (Intersection of two streets)

Jamaica, NY 11430

JFK Airport mailing address

Building 14

Jamaica, NY 11430

John F. Kennedy International Airport is an international airport located in Jamaica, Queens, southeast of New York City.

IATA code - JFK

ICAO code - KJFK


Operated by - The airport has been operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey under a lease with New York City since 1947.


Time Zone - EST (GMT -5)


History - Construction of the airport began in 1942 with modest ambitions. Only 1,000 acres (4 km²) of land on the site of Idlewild golf course were earmarked for use. The golf course provided the airport's original namesake, Idlewild Airport. First commercial flights began on July 1, 1948. The airport was formally dedicated as New York International Airport on July 31, 1948. It was re-dedicated on December 24, 1963 as John F. Kennedy International Airport, following action of the Mayor and Council of the City of New York, and a resolution of the Commissioners of the Port Authority. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, JFK was one of the first airports in the United States to be temporarily closed.

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Husband is due to arrive Sunday Aug 28 4 pm from Morocco-along with hurricane irene. Please tell me flights will be cancelled delayed prior to departure from other locations to prevent problems when landing in NY. Better to be safe! thank you

Any thoughts about flights out of JFK to Reykavik on Sunday evening via Icelandic Air?

It might be cancelled.
JFK_Specialist

My fligth is to Istanbul friday 26 at 11:00pm- shall I expect delays or cancelation- thank you very much

I'm arriving from IND to Laguardia, but leaving out of JFK.
Is my "shuttle" part of my ticket? Where do I catch this suttle?

At Ground Transportation at LGA look for the NYAirports shuttle bus to JFK.

My husband will be coming in to JFK on a Delta International flight.To catch his next flight to Atlanta, what does he do? Will he have time to go through customs and make connection (1 h 55 min.)?

He will need to clear Customs and Immigration then recheck his bags and get boarding passes for his second flight and clear security. Almost 2 hour time window is an OK time frame as long as your husbands first flight arrives on time.
JFK_Specialist

My family is taking a flight from the Dominican Republic to NY tomorrow, will it be delayed/cancelled because of today's eartquake?

It shouldnt be.
JFK_Specialist

my son Luis is scheduled to flight to Beijing Air China Flight 982 trought terminal 1...it is on time or delayed? ....thank you

It is on time.

is there a western union or any company of that sort inside the airport? anything that can be used to me to receive money someone wwill wire to me? pls help

Yes there is.

I have a friend who speaks Italian who wants to know to get from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1. Can you help?

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