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.



Girlfriend enroute from BOS to JFK now on AA to continue to Peru...Arriving at T8 Gate 42 she was told she had to re check to take LAN 531 to Peru. Where should she go ? All the way back to entry, recheck, redo security or is there another way to stay "in" the post security / arrival area?? Thx

I'm arriving into JFK from Port Au Prince on Delta at 6:27pm and connecting to JetBlue at 8:29pm. It's not ideal but the only connection that doesn't force me to overnight. Do you think I can make it?


Hello Sir/Madam,

I will be arriving United States from India on Fiancé Visa (K-1 Visa) in the last week of May. I'll be travelling on British Airways and will be landing at Terminal 7 at 12:35 PM and have a American Airlines flight to San Francisco from Terminal 8 at 15:30.

Do I have to clear Immigration before catching a Flight to San Francisco ?

If Yes, then will that be fair amount of time to clear immigration and other formalities at the Airport and catch a flight from Terminal 8 or does it requires more time?

Call special authorities please.

I arrive at JFK the 21 april from London (Flight AA 0101)I want to know teh terminal of arrival.

Terminal 8 American Airlines terminal.

Our colleague(UK citizen) will landing New Youk with MU587 at 22nd,Apr then take transfer flight DL2856 to Boston at the same day.
would you please tell us which transfer and security process will be follow?

He will recheck his bags to Boston and clear them through Customs and Immigration and then he will check through security before flying out to Boston.

Hello , a friend is flying in from london on american airlines, arriving at 10pm. Where will I be able to meet him after he gets his luggage and goes through customs?

Terminal 8 arrivals hall.

M Alonso 07 05 2012
My friends and I are coming to JFK on April 10th. My airline is American Airlines, another is Delta almost at the same time. Where can we meet up to catch a shuttle to Manhattan?

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Terminal 8 American Airlines terminal arrivals hall.

My flight arriving from international on Jet Blue at 5:18pm.
Will I have enough time to go through customs and check myself in and
My suitcase to a Delta flight that leaves at 6:50pm?
If so can you tell me how to get from the jet blue terminal from the customs area to the Delta area? Hoping if I run I can make it?!!! Thanks a million for your help!!!

Your time window is too short unless you pre-clear US customs before departure, otherwise you will need at least one hour to clear customs, 5-10 minutes from T5 to T3 on Airtrain track 2, check-in at Delta and clear security.


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