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.



No less than 1.5 hours, more is better.

My son is flying from Ireland to JFK, arriving 6:20 pm and is considering flying Delta to Washington at 8:40. Is this enough time to get through customs and board next flight. Can he tag his bag through to DC with aer lingus and put it at the transfer station so he does not need to have it checked 45 minutes ahead of time. thanks

If he is flying to JFK from Shannon he will clear US customs at Shannon. He should check with Aer Lingus if they have a baggage agreement with Delta and can tag the bags through to DCA, if not he will have to check his bags with Delta for the flight to DCA.

I will be arriving from Phoenix to JFK Terminal 3 with Delta Airlines at 3 PM and have to take an international flight from Terminal 8 to London Heathrow (operated by American Airlines on behalf of Gulf Air) at 6 PM.
1. Will I have sufficient time to make the transfer?
2. Will I have to collect my baggage from terminal 3 and transfer it to terminal 8 myself or is there anyway to check it in to my next flight from T8?
3. If I have to transfer it myself, Can I take the baggage trolley on the AirTrain to T8?
Please help as I do not want to end up looking for directions in the last minute.
Thanks in advance.

Where do I lodge a complaint about my car being erroneously towed to the tune of $550? Who gets their car towed from a paid-for parking lot?

Hi Susan. Do you know who owns the parking lot? E.g. was it the parking lot associated with JFK Terminal itself, or is it owned and run by a private company close to the Airport, but not affiliated with whoever runs JFK?

Whoever owns the parking lot &/or is contracted to run it, would be my first choice as to who to contact.

From there maybe find out if they have a contract with a certain towing company and what their agreement with them is. For example: some lots have immediate towing, 24-7, which can come into force from not having posted one's payment stub, not parking between the lines, expired meter/payt stub, staying past the limits for the lot (--like long-term parking in a short-term lot) etc.

Hope this helps.

I have a travel booked from Siracuse to JFK and then to Sao Paulo. I'll have two hours to make this conection with two kids and luggage. I don't know the airport neither which terminal I'll have to go. The air lines are JetBlue from Siracuse e TAM to Sao Paulo. Could you tell me if I'll have enough time for this conection? Tks.

Hi, I would like to know if there is an SAA lounge at terminal 4? Please advise

Hi, I am a professional photographer traveling home from Barcelona on November 30 arriving on a Delta flight. I will be traveling with over 20 cases of equipment. How would I pre-arrange for porter assistance in the Customs area?

Hi, I have a 6 hour layover and wondered if there are any computers at JFK - not wifif, as I won't have laptop with me.

We are leaving toronto and arriving at LaGuardia @ 7PM Leaving JFK #4 @ 10:50 for Abu Dhabi, our Daughter is @ NYU there, we are a bit worried about the transfer time. Assuming we arrive @ LaGuardia on time and cab it over, how long is the average processing time through check-in and security? Thanks!

What is the distance between terminal 3 and terminal 8? how can I get from terminal 3 to terminal 8?

Where is Apple iPhone Store at JFK Airport????

none at JFK

hi, i am flying out of jfk to sjo (costa rica) 11/21 at 5:20 am. what time should i arrive at the airport? in the past we have arrived 2.5-3hrs for international travel, but have always flew in the evening and to europe. is this still necessary so early in the am? thanks


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