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.



When flying from JFK airport terminal 3, on the 3rd of July 2011 on flight DL184, I thought I should buy some stuff at the duty free shop as I wouldn't have time to do that when I transferred in Paris (Charles de Gaulle airport). However, due to improper sealing of the bag (the store just stapled it together with the receipt), the alcohol was confiscated in Paris. The trouble with the customs there made me also miss my connecting flight.

I could understand that this bad practice of just stapling the bags closed being done in a 3rd world regional airport or on a ferry, but not at one of the busiest airports in the world. That combined with foul-tasting pizza at the pizzeria on the airport and a bookstore with a severly limited selection, left me with a bad impression of JFK airport.

I had seriously expected much, much more from JFK Airport.


we will travel from Czech Republic (European Union) to Oregon through JFK Airport with Delta Airlines (both of flights). I would like to ask you if it is difficult to change the plane? Should we transfer our luggage from one plane to another? Or it is done by airport service?

Which terminals belong to Delta?

Thank you very much!


We were flying on June 21, 2011 on Delta 2013 from Tampa, Florida, then to Cairo on Egypt Air MS 986, in two of our bags there were 2 i pads2 with their cover, when we arrived in Cairo, Egypt we found out the the 2 ipads2 were stolen and one cover. Please advise what to do?
Abdelnasser Elmansoury
Omneya Kishar
Tarek Elmansoury

I want to know if inside the airport has any place to take a shower or any hotel inside the airport. I have a connection in 4 hours.


we arrive in the airport from Toronto and we have 1hour 56 minutes to get a connecting flight to Dublin. Will we have enough time to make the connecting flight? what terminal or terminals will we use? Thanking you in advance, Marie.

You should have enough time to make that connection but in order to answer your other question you will have to give me the name of an airlines.

What Delta Terminal will need to drive to pick up my mother arriving today from Santiago Dominican Republic ?

Terminal 3.

I am a UK Passport holder, travelling from DXB to JFK, (connection flight only, no requirement to leave airport) then onwards to CUN, will I require any type of Visa (arrive T4, depart T5).

I assume that the airline terminal route, remains within airport space.

Passport is valid in line with regulations.

Thank you .


We will be returning from Italy on Iberia airlines on July 30 at scheduled time 7:05 pm. We need to go to Atlanta on Delta. What terminal is delta domestic and how do I get from one terminal to the other?

Delta is Terminal 2/3. Take AirTrain to move between terminals.

Call your airlines please.


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