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 am arriving NY-JFK airport on May 2nd at around 10:30p.m. and will leave the next morning on May 3rd at around 6:50a.m. So, I will have only 6-7 hours in JFK. I am wondering if there is any hotel that provide hourly rate or half day rate?

I just would like to know what's the gate for avianca, If there is one


We are flying to San Juan from Manchester England on Saturday the 26th and have seven hours in between flights.
Can we go into New York or do we have to stay within the airport?

Thank you

Can anyone tell me are the smoking facilities in the airport?

none...go outside.

I will be arriving to terminal 8 and then depart from No4. It looks to me that they're at the opposite sides, hence there may be no transfer for interconnecting passengers. Is this true? Do I have to exit the terminal and then go through the whole process of checking in etc...?Rgds, D.

Pax arriving from LHR by BA 173. Could you inform which terminal would the flight come on ?

Also, could you let me know urgently if there is a porter service available at JFK airport at the same termiinal and what are the charges for porter service.

What kind of food are we allowed to take on a plane? I have a small child and he will need snaks during our 10 hour flight.
If he is an infant in lap what kind of baggage do we have for him? Can we pack any bags to check in? or carry on.
Also we have a fragile item and bulky how should we pack it best? It's a stationary computer with a flat screen. Something possible to pack into our checked bags?

we have a connecting flight and have been delayed 11 hours in JFK and are wondering if their are shower facilities where we could freshen up, as we have a long flight ahead of us to England.
many thanks,

I have the same problem.
Did anyone reply with any suggestions ?

have you found where to have a shower?

Do I need the credit card I made my reservations online with to get my tickets at the airport?

My in laws will be arriving on JFK at 5.00 PM in mid of May 08. Their next suitable domestic flight is on next day morning. They will not be able to manage the stay and travel in any of the hotels near airport. Is there any facility available on JFK where in they can wait at the airport the whole night?


Hi I am a High School Student who does not have any proper I.D. A college has set up a trip for me on this airline, other than the ticket what else do I need to get on board? Is student I.D. and/or birth certificate enough?

I am wondering if there are showers available at the airport for people with long layovers?


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