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.



is the jfk airport going to be closed for all incoming /outgoing flights? my son is scheduled to travel from pakistan to washington via new york on 28 aug 2011. cant find any update?

I have a flight from JFK to Amsterdam on Saturday 27th of Aug at 18.00 (KLM flight no. KL 642).
You wrote on JFK's website, that the airport will be closed from Saturday's noon.
KLM wrote on their website that they cancelled all flights on Sunday 28th of Aug.
So what can I do?
Thank you.

The news is stating that all incoming flights will cease at noon on Saturday. I am on Delta flight 2043 departing at 12:35. It is not clear if the airport or just incoming flights will be shutdown at noon Saturday. Could you please advise on what time departing flights will cease? When I check my flight status, there is no change and it still shows as "on time".

Please advise, thank you.

My son's flight is scheduled to arrive at JFK on 09/12/11 at 5:50 p.m. on Delta. His connecting flight to London Heathrow is scheduled to depart at 6:40 p.m. (same day) on Delta. Is 50 minutes going to be enough time for him to deplane, get his luggage, go through security, and get to his international departing terminal and gate in time? Thanks for your help. Amy

No way. I would allow 2 hours minimum

From my experince with Delta, they often quote much longer flight times to allow for delays. I flew LGA to MSP a few weeks ago and they were 45 mins delayed, but somehow still landed 5 mins early. If a flight takes 2 hours, they'll quote 3 hours. If everything's working alright, you will have no problems, but if there are any delays, things could get sticky. It'd be their fault though, and they would rebook you on one of the many other flights from JFK to LHR. Delta has several each day, and the other airlines have many flights too. Good luck!

FYI, Delta has ONLY ONE flight to LHR a day.

mi flight ison the 27th of August at 2:35 p.m
will it be canceled because of the huricane or not???

If my flight set to depart JFK on 8/28 is cancelled what are the chances of it being reinstated if the hurricane does not hit by saturday evening?

Will anyone eventually answer my call at AA? I have been on hold for 3 hours and hung up on 3x............................................

I will be arriving to JFK Aug-27 at 6am, should we expect the flight will be delayed or cancelled or redirected?

I´m scheduled to arrive at JFK Tuesday morning...do you think there will be an issue with my arrival?

MI vuelo sale mañana Sábado 27 de New York a las 5:35 p.m. con dirección barcelona, tendremos algún problema de cancelación o retrazo del vuelo?, que debo hacer?,

When is JFK expected to declare closure officially?

My wife and daughter are coming from Delhi by Air India
Arriving Sunday 6:00am Sunday

Airlines hasn't given any updates yet.


We will flight on the first of september from Switzerland to JFK and then to San Francisco! Could that be a problem?
The arriving date from irene is calculated on sunday?

We are flying into JFK on Sunday at 4:00 EDT. Heard that airport will likely be closed. Any truth to that and what would be the best day to re-book. Thanks.


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