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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.


If you contact the hotel you are staying at they can usually schedule a shuttle service for you, if they don't offer that as part of your stay. Any outside shuttle service usually costs about $20.00 per person.

take air train then subway $7/each

get on the AIR TRAIN, i believe it costs $5.00 per person ..go to the howard beach train station and get on the A train going to Manhattan and the subway costs $2.00 per person..that is the cheapest way you are getting into the city...its not fun but it is the cheapest.

Are dogs allowed in the airport when you are picking someone up? My daughter will be returning from Ireland after 8 weeks and I know she will be anxious to see her puppy.


Can someone tell me if the shuttle buses stil run around JFK or did the air train replace them completely.

The Airtrain replaced the shuttle around the airport.
It is free and quite convenient.

We are flying into JFK on July 1 and will be staying at the Doubletree at Rockefeller Center. What is the cheapest and most practical way to get to the hotel from the airport? Thanks

Does anyone know if I can stay in the terminal overnight? My flight arrives at 12:30am and my next flight does not leave until 7:45am. Also, I am going to have to go back out of security, do you know if I would be able to go back through security at that time?

Would anyone know where or how I could find administrative / operations contacts (names, titles, phone #'s, addresses) for JFK airport (and other major international airports); this sort of information is difficult to find on the main websites or isn't listed at all. Thanks to whoever can help.

i need to know the cheapest way to Manhattan from JFK. Thanks!

Does JFK have the kiosk to print online purchased tickets?

What shop would carry an England travel adaptor...any store contact numbers?

This is the most useless website I have ever seen. You would expect that the website for an airport would have easy navigation to a link where you can check arrival/departure times...apparently not. Very disappointing.

I have to go from arrival on Delta in T2 to T1 to catch my China Air flight. I dont see any info on an airport shuttle on the website. If I'm carrying luggage, are carts available. Thanx

what is the easiest way to get there, hampton inn jfk, from the airport


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