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.



There are always taxis available at Ground Transportation, it all depends on how long the taxi waiting line is. Be sure to only take NYC yellow taxi, do not accept a "taxi" from anyone else as they will rip you off.

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My mom is going to cleveland thru JFK via Turkish airlines. She does not know English. What would be the best way to help her to get to customs/baggage claim and to her connecting flight? Is there any way to request someone to guide her when she arrives in New York?

Suggestions on what to do at t3 tomorrow morning? Couple of hours to kil...

Get something to eat/drink, watch a little TV, hang out. Nothing much more to do at T3 than that!

My Aeroflot flight is delayed and I am supposed to arrive at 18.40. My next flight to Boston (AA4453) is 20.30. Do I have a chance to be in time . If not how do I get to Boston tonight? Please, respond soon. Thank you.

You should be in a good shape if your Russian airlines Aeroflot is not delayed past 1840.

Can someone please provide me a number for O'neals Pub located in AA terminal 8, gate 7. Left something at my table earlier today - please help ASAP. Thanks. been on the internet and phone for the past hour with no luck.


Will there be any airport attenders available in JFK Terminal 4 , to help out the Passenger with Kid and with 4 baggage to guide , to reach terminal 3 , on request . If so , how much the attender should get paid.And do they do need have any coins or somthing to get the tickets in Air train.

Since ,It is an International Travel , Iam not sure whether the Baggages will need to be Recheckin in Terminal 3 for Domestic Flight or it will rechecked in the JFK terminal 4 itself for the domestic flight. (But it is a Connection flight to the destination) , Please let me know . Thank you

You can give it a shot and ask one of them especially the ones from the airlines that operates your international flights. Air trains are free of charge as long as you stay inside the airport. If 2 flights are on Delta you should have your bags checked all the way to your final destination. If you are coming back on international and then domestic you will have to clear Customs and Immigration and then recheck your bags with second flights` carier.

I am arriving 12:15 am from Norway to jfk, need to catch a delta airline flight to Miami 2:55 pm, will I have enough time to collect bags, clear immigration and transfer to domestic terminal to board 2:55 pm flight

You should have time. Use AirTrain to travel between terminals.

I am flying into terminal 3 on delta at 3:30pm and must meet someone from NYC to depart from terminal 1 at about 6:45 on Air Maroc. How do I get from terminal 1 to 3 and where is best place to meet friend?

Use AirTrain to travel between terminals.


My family including 2 kids needs to travel from JFK...Can I drop them till flight...in other words can i go beyond secruity check point....drop them and then come back from there?


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