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.



There is not a smoking area at the airport. I went outside to smoke and had to change my tickets after that because the connecting flight was with different airline than the one I used to check myself in. It took a while as also going through security took little longer than I thought. But changing the ticket was definitely worth it, had never seen as cute man checking me in :)

Hi there,

We are travelling from London to JFK to get a connecting flight to San Juan. The only trouble is we have a long wait for our connecting flight in terminal 8.. are there any play areas or things we can do with Children under 3!

Look forward to hearing replys!


Hi, I am flying from overseas arriving JFK then i have a two hours connection flying to Houston. I have been told by the travel agent that customs point is in New York now which means i have to check my bags out then check in again to go to Houston. I have two babies with me. Is there a way or a facility at the airport to help mums in this situation? something like airport cars to help me pick up the bags ( while i am looking after my children) and drop us off to the second departure point. I am traveling end of Aug . pls assist. thnx

I'm flying the red eye to JFk. When I arrive it will be 7:00am I do not belong to any airline lounges. Are there public shower facilities and changing rooms?

how much do you have to pay for the trolleys
in the airpoet
please answer#


Hi, my name is Bruno and i'm from Brazil. I heard that people from abroad can take back all the taxes paid in American products. How does it work? Where can i do that?

Is there a Post Office or mail slot at JFK airport?
Also, I'm 1 cent short on postage - can I buy a 1 cent stamp anywhere?

I am flying into JFK T4. How do I get to the Connecticut Limo minibus stand please?

i was wondering if they sell cigarettes at the duty free????

how many bags can be checked on and how many can be carried on?

My son was due to arrive at 430 and hasnt called me yet. He flew Berlin airline and do not know which one.

Do they sell ipods in the duty free at JFK? Thanks

I am from Russia. I will come back soon via AirFrance. Can I take 3 laptops on the board?

ne znau.


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