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.



I'm flying to Hungary and I have my wedding dress with me can I bring it on the board
with my carry on bag ? I have decorating candy flowers for my wedding cake and they are fragile. Can I store them in my carry on bag or should I check them in? Please let me know. Thanks

if you check the candy flowers.... kiss them as good as gone they will break

i arrive in terminal 3 with a short lay over, then i leave off a flight from terminal 4. do i need to go out to ticketing and back through to get to terminal 4 or is it a simple walk to the next terminal? they said they could just ticket me at the gate, if i can just go straight through.

Can you tell me if there U.S. Mail boxes at the airport for mailing letters prior to my flight.

No opearting US Postal service at airport after 11 Sept.

my friend is traveling to germany where can you smoke at, is there a smoking room or a restaurant where you can smoke at?

I have a passenger arriving from Morroco. He will be traveling with currency from Lome, Togo. Is there the capability to echange that currency into US dollars at Terminal 1?

Yes. Every terminal has a currency exchange center.

want to send email mssg to customs at JKF where I know my items went missing on July 6th and can never rech anyone at the initial phone ctc that I received a call from regarding some of my recovered bags. phone line is always busy, so I wish to email them. thanks

Dear sir/ ms,

Is there a possibility to rent a strawler for our kids at the airport?

Thanks a lot

I will be arriving into JFK with a large amount of luggage and a baby so was wondering if there is a porter service available. If so how do I reserve a porter prior to departure?

We are arriving at JFK on British Arways and need to get to whichever terminal Jet Blue fly from, can anyone advise of terminal details, thanks.

Am I allowed to bring 2 bags, one carrying my laptop with some other stuff of mine as a carry on?


Is there any shower and/or a place to rest in terminal 4?

we will have 7 hrs to wait for our flight \ how far is the nearest hotel?

How do I get wheelchair at the airport entrance?


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