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.



Yes, it's always better to play it safe and get there with plenty of time for check-in and security.

Is there a smoking lounge in Terminal 3 ??

No, you will have to exit the terminal to smoke outside and then clear security again to re-enter the gate area.

Hi. I have MS and use a walker. I am traveling from Dallas to Barcelona on Sundy , Oct. 16, I have a 7-hour layover @ JFK before board an AA 8-hour flight. Is there a rest area @ JFK? I am willing to pay if necessary.
K. Welch

What is latest check in time for an 8 pm flight JFK to reykjavik Iceland. Plan on taking long island railroad and air train. Would be helpful to know what time to arrive Jamaica station. Will not be checking luggage.

Could you tell me the easiest way to get from Terminal 4 to Park Place in Brooklyn using public transport. I am arriving on Wednesday at around 13.30. And how do I pay? Thank you.

Take the B15 bus from T4 to the #3 subway station at New Lots Ave. Take the #3 subway, stop depends on your Park Place address, then walk north to Park Place. For Park Slope/Prospect Heights area exit Bergen St or Grand Army Plaza, for Crown Heights exit Utica Ave. You can purchase a pay-per-ride Metrocard at T4 before you leave to pay for bus and subway, otherwise bus requires exact change coin only no bills.

Hi, I'm flying from LHR to LAX but have a stopover in JFK for 3 hours. I will also be travelling with my dog (she'll be on the plane with me). Will I be able to leave the transit area to go outside to allow my dog to do her business (wee/poo)?

Is there a way to contact a customs representative to inquire about the status of a packege coming from China?

Hi. I have to fly to Shanghai on 9/20 early morning. If I check in on 19 late evening, is there any lounge on terminal 8 to take a rest and shower before boarding ? If yes, how much to access the lounge ?

Is the air jamaica flight JM0018 on schedule for Teusday 30/08/11? Would persons confirmed for that flight be allowed to travel on that flight?

I was just wondering if there was a t-mobile store or any other store that sells sim cards at JFK as I need to buy a new sim card when I reach.

My flight is scheduled to arrive to JFK on 31 August 2011 .. Will the airport be opened then ?
Please replay soon

I have a flight from JFK to Incheon on Saturday 27th of Aug at 14:55 but you will be closed from noon So what can i do? and how about ticket?
Thank you.

Will the South African Airways flight due to depart this evening do so?


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