JFK John F Kennedy Airport Info & Guide
Where is John F Kennedy Airport?
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John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK, FAA LID: JFK), also referred to as JFK International Airport, New York JFK Airport, New York Kennedy Airport, or simply JFK Airport, is located in Queens County, about 19 kilometres (12 miles) southeast of Manhattan, New York City, in New York state, United States. The airport is named to honour John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States.
The New York City metropolitan area is served by three major airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). In 2015, JFK Airport served 53.2 million passengers, Newark served 35.6 million, and LaGuardia served 26.9 million, for a total of 115.7 million passengers combined.
Together, they make up the second busiest airport system in the world, after London. JFK is one of only two airports in North America with scheduled flights to all 6 inhabited continents; the other is Canada's Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ).
John F Kennedy Airport is a hub for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways. Among the other airlines that fly to New York via JFK, the busiest are Air France, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, United Airlines and Virgin America.
The cities with the busiest routes to/from John F Kennedy Airport are Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Paris, Santiago, Santo Domingo, São Paulo, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Other cities with flights to JFK include Beijing, Brussels, Casablanca, Dakar, Delhi, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kuwait, Lima, Mexico City, Milan, Moscow, Prague, Quito, Reykjavík, Riga, Riyadh, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Vancouver, Venice, Warsaw and Zurich.
Your best bet for a John F Kennedy Airport transfer is the train, or a shuttle. Details on all options are included in this guide.
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Services at JFK Airport include:
- Customer Care Representatives - look for their distinctive red jackets
- Free FlySmart app - iPhone, Android and Blackberry
- Power poles - for charging your devices
Duty free - all terminals
- JetBlue T5 rooftop lounge (past security, free to all) - open air, grass/bench/table seating, foodcarts, free WiFi, play area, dog walk, views of Eero Saarinen's TWA terminal and Manhattan *NEW*
- Mamava Lactation Station pod - past-security, T5 near gate 12) *NEW*
- Pet relief area - T5 (past-security, rooftop - see above), T8
Fresh flowers - most terminals
XpresSpa - most terminals
Interfaith Chapel - T4 (departures, pre-security)
Baggage storage - T1, T2, T4, T5, T8
Medical Office (Building 22A, next to CitiBank, open 24x7, 718-244-1644) - free shuttle from all terminals)
JFK Airport Plaza (Building 125, located at 147th Ave. & 147th St.) - 7-Eleven, dry cleaning, gas station, car wash, car repair, car chargers
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