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.



Are there strollers for a 1 year-old baby at the airport that I can rent or loan?

I believe that there are over 50 cell phone charging kiosks at JFK Airport (these are stand alone units with multiple cell phone charging jacks that passengers and others can use in order to charge their phones, if required). Can you confirm this and do you have a picture that you could possibly send to me. I am interested in these units for airports in my country.


I arrive in Terminal 4 JFK at 21:00 but my connecting flights does not leave Terminal 4 until 06:20.

Is there anywhere to sleep? Or what else is there to do furing my 9 hour 20 minutes stopover?

What shops are there?

I need to Page a passenger, Ben Nonterah, to tell him Jackie is at Terminal 3 to Pick him up.

How Can I do that?

I will be arriving at terminal 1 and departing at terminal 6 about 2 hours later. Are 2 hours enough to clear customs and get to terminal 6?

I arrive to JFK around 2 a.m. and then I have to take my flight to Switzerland at 20:45. Does somebody have an idea if we can find a locker to store our luggage 'cause We'll go shopping to Manhattan between flights? Do the airport has this facility, or Do we have to pay something anywhere else. Also want some info if we can sleep on the airport, for about 4 hrs?

I will be arriving at JFK on United airlines at 12:55 am, and departing on Virgin Atlantic at 7:00 am. I know I need to change terminals, but is there someplace that I can sit in the airport between these flights? I need to check in with Virgin Atlantic at about 5 am, and would prefer not to have to get a hotel room for 4 hours.
Thank you.

ps. I am legally blind and will be travelling with my guide dog. I will not have any checked luggage.

My elderly father doesn't speak English and will be flying alone for the first time. Is there assistance at the airport to get him to his gate? He only speaks Spanish.

Hi Maya,
please check with the airline, they will certainly help your father!


I will arrive with UA Terminal 7 and have to change to terminal 1 LH flight. Can someone please tell me, what the minimum connecting time domestic/international flight (terminal 7 to 1) is? Thanks in advance folks!

We will be flying into JFK from Los Angeles on American Airlines. We will then be leaving from JFK on Air France. I would like to know which terminal Air France is located in.

Thank you - Stephanie

Hi Stephanie,

AA will drop you of at terminal 9. Air France will board you at terminal 1 (check the gate). Have nice flights and enjoy Paris.

I am arriving NY-JFK airport on May 23 at around 3:30p.m. and I will have 5-6 hours in JFK. I am wondering if there is any place where we can sleep for a few hours, providing hourly rate?


i have a 16 hr 45 min layover at JFK and i get there at about midnight, is there any options for a cheap short place to stay? or is there an overnight USO i could stay at?


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