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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Could you tell me which is the cheaper way to arrive to 34 East 32nd St. New York, NY 10016 from the JFK airport, or how much does a tax should charge me?

We (2 peolpe) are arriving May 31st at 07:30 hrs from MEX by Aeromexico

I appreciate your kind help

Not an experienced traveler. Arriving by Jet Blue at 5:45pm on Fri ( 5/18) checking a bag. How do I get from bag claim to airport transportation to T 7 for a 8:40pm dept on Iceland Air? Is the air train the best way to get to T 7? About how long will it take to get to T 7? Do I have enough time time to do all this?

See my previous response.

Thank you for your response. Forgive my stressing!

I am traveling with my service dog from JFK-Moscow-Larnaca. The Aeroflot airline knows it is a service dog and will NOT confirm my dog on the flight to Moscow. Is this allowed? I am a US citizen with proper documentation for my dog. Thank you!!

My wife is flying AirBerlin out of JFK to Copenhagen then onto St Petersburg, Russia. Her flight leaves JFK at 5:30 PM May 18th.

Her Russin visa is not expected to be ready until Thursday May 17, 2012 late afternoon. (Even though we applied for expedited visa processing and submitted it May 1st).

We live in Albany NY and will need to leave home before noon May 18 to get to JFK on time. There appears to be no time to have approved visa fedex to our home in time.
Can you offer us a solution?

Can we have her visa and passport fedex'd to a destination within JFK to allow her to receive it there (or a destination close by, hotel,...) ?
Thank You.
John Gaffey


I'm not an experienced international traveler. Nevertheless, I'm flying Emirates Airlines from South Africa to Chicago with layovers in Dubai and New York. Upon arriving at JFK, I'll catch a connecting flight with United.

My questions are these:

1. Once I touchdown at JFK, as an American citizen, do I have to clear both Immigration and Customs? Please explain why, and;

2. do I recheck my luggage at the Emirates station or at the United station? Please explain why.

Thanks for the insight.


1.Yes you do and everyone has to clear them regardless.
2.United Airlines station.

My elderly mom and I are travelling from to Toronto to India on Tuesday. Our Air India flight has been changed to leave 2 hours sooner than we had scheduled. We arrive AA term 8 at 1:10 and our next flight is in term 4 at 3:10. We used Airmiles for the first leg and a group tour company has booked the second. Is there any wheelchair agency we can hire to help me get my mom to terminal 4? When we had a 4 hour layover we were not worried. NOW - oh no!! Thanks.


I am flying from NYC to FLORIDA next week. I do not have a STATE ID or a PASSPORT. Can I use my social security card and a NJ Essex County resident ID? My resident ID includes my photo, name, Date of birth, gender and expiration date. Would those two items be valid?

Gidday I will be arriving on BA Flight at 1100am terminal 7 and need to catch an internal flight to Sarasota on Jetblue departing 2.50pm terminal 5. Will I have enough time to clear customs etc we have bags to check. Any help would be appreciated. Which train to catch to go from Terminal 7 to 5
Cheers steve

Yes you will clear those. Take it on track 2. It takes about 2 minutes.

flying in terminal 7 on ba arriving 14.45 from london catching flight to norfolk va at 17.00hrs terminal 8-9 is that enough time.


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