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.



Terminal 8 American Airlines terminal arrivals hall.

My flight arriving from international on Jet Blue at 5:18pm.
Will I have enough time to go through customs and check myself in and
My suitcase to a Delta flight that leaves at 6:50pm?
If so can you tell me how to get from the jet blue terminal from the customs area to the Delta area? Hoping if I run I can make it?!!! Thanks a million for your help!!!

Your time window is too short unless you pre-clear US customs before departure, otherwise you will need at least one hour to clear customs, 5-10 minutes from T5 to T3 on Airtrain track 2, check-in at Delta and clear security.

My friends and I are coming to JFK on April 7th. My airline is Virgin America, another is Delta and another is American. Where can we meet up to catch a shuttle to Manhattan?

Best place would be to meet at Terminal 4 (Virgin America terminal) arrivals hall by Welcome Center.

Hi, i applied in british airways like 2 months ago. Last week i got a call that i should appear for an interview in order to be considered the employee of british airways. The lady who called, told me that she will send me an email regarding to my interview. Its been like a week that i am waiting for that email but i didnt get it yet. I am suppose to appear for an interview tomorrow ( tuesday 3/27/2012) if you have any information about that please send me an email or send me their contact number because i looked up everywhere for they contatct number but no help. Any kind of help will be appericiated. Thank you

Hello, I will be arriving at JFK T2/3 on DELTA 2077 from Portland, OR July 27th,2012. Arrival is scheduled at 7:30am with a connecting flight out of T1 at 9:05am with Royal Air Maroc.

Do you think 1h35min is enough to move from T2/3 clear customs and be on time at the boarding gate for my 9:05am flight out of Terminal 1?

Please note that Delta changed my itinerary, I need to know if I have to ask to be moved to a different flight

Thank you.

Look at my previous postage.

i am looking for the phone number of internet cafee/cell supermarket tht is located in section of arrivel of terminal 1 because i think that i left my cell there

Where can I buy prepaid sim at JFK (I already have a mobile phone that will work in the USA/NYC)?

My girlfriend will arrive From Bogota' on Avianca at 5:00 AM on this upcoming Saturday 3/17 at terminal 4. I am almost certain she will have to take the air train (Track 2?) to terminal 8 to meet a connecting American airlines flight that departs at 7:45 AM for Boston. Does she have enough time to clear immigration and customs and then re-check her bag? Also, because she is changing airlines, will there be a desk at Terminal 4 for her to recheck her bag for the American flight, or will she have to bring them to terminal 8 to personally re-check them for the flight to Boston with American?

sincerest gratitude,


You are right it is track 2. She has plenty of time to clear immigration and Customs especially in the morning when lines are slow. She will need to recheck her luggage at terminal 8 with American Airlines.

My friend, a citizen of Thailand, will travel from Thailand to JFK and arrive Saturday, March 17 on Korean Air KE081, expected at 11:00am.

He will need to get to Terminal 5, to take Jet Blue flight #1010 to Boston at 2:20pm.

He speaks little English, and I have not been to JFK in years, so I have two questions:

1. Assuming he lands on time, will 3 hours & 20 minutes be enough time to clear Customs, collect his bags, clear U.S. Immigration, and get to Terminal 5?

2. Will it be easy for him to identify the correct shuttle to take him from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5? Do you have any specific instructions I could pass along to him?


Hi Doug
Watch my previous posting related to your question.

I will take Jetblue from Dulles to JFK and then I will take an international flight via LAN.
My questions is if I will need to pick up my bags in JFK so I can check in LAN ot they will be send directly to LAN to my final destiny


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