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.



You do have enough time for your connecting flights. From T1 take any train on track 2 to T2.T3.

from T1 the right track to T2/3 is track 1....learn the airport!

I know the airport very well MS-MC. From T1 it is track 2 for all the terminals at JFK airport.

Three of us are arriving at penn station at 7:45am and are hoping to take the LIRR to jamacia station. How long does it take the air train to get from Jamacia to terminal 8? Our flight is at 10:55.

It takes about 2 minutes on an air train. Take it on track 1 to all terminals into T8.

2 mins from Jamaica to T8? Learn the airport - it is at least 10-20 mins

Can you be please so nice to tell me if you have a veterinary office in the airport? or a vet doctor? Ussually, in other countries, I am obtaining all the necessary, for the flight together with pet, papers at the airport vet office.Is it the same in JFK? Thank you/


how long before your flight time should you check in at JFK.

2 hours before your flight.

Hello -

I have a passenger coming in to Term 3 at 4:50am. She will have to wait for the Livery Driver until approx 8am. Is there someplace she can safely relax/rest/spend this time without going to a hotel?

Thank you

She may always wait at terminal 3 arrivals hall.

Good morning,
We are trying to track down a passenger who arrived from Port of Spain on 28 Jan. He was due to connect onward from JFK to Frankfurt on LH401, and onto Split(Croatia) that same day. He missed those flights, was reprotected onto same flights on 29 Jan but these were also missed. We are having major difficulty in getting in touch with this passenger - can you please put an all terminal call out for him to call either his employers, or ourselves - ATPI Travel, London, 44 207 111 8930.
Many thanks for any assistance you can provide.
Gary anderson

I'm going to NY for one week the 17th February and I would like to bring my Mamiya which is a big film camera. But i ask me if it pass the security gate or if I must have propriety's papers for that.

I am dropping off a feind at Terminal 1, EVA Airways.

I picked him up at lower level arrival area. Where does he go in relation to the arival area to check in for departure?
Thanks, Joe


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