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New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Airport Information

New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Welcome to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)! JFK is the 6th busiest airport and was renamed after the American president (John F. Kennedy) in December 1963. JFK airport is located in the borough of Queens and is just 15 miles away from midtown Manhattan. It is located in one of the busiest cities in the world with so much to do. New York has something for everyone whether it’s strolling around Central Park or dining at one of the amazing restaurants.

JFK has eight terminals with 125 gates and serving over 70 airlines. Terminal 4 has the airport’s only 24-hour Customs and Border Protection for international passengers. It also has the airport’s only internal AirTrain station to take passengers to the Long Island Rail Road. The New York City subway also gives passengers easy access to major corporations and tourist destinations.

Passenger Services

JFK airport has an excellent array of restaurants from sushi to burgers. If you have extra time to spare, there are small shops in both pre and post security. There are standard amenities including ATMs, currency exchange, luggage trolleys, ground transportation, free WiFi (in certain locations), and welcome centers.


JFK has many transportation options--from AirTrain, public subways and buses to taxis and limousines. AirTrain JFK provides easy access to both the Long Island Rail Road and MTA's New York City subway and bus system, with connections at both the Jamaica and Howard Beach station stops. JFK is also ideally located for regional highway travel.


If you plan on staying the night, make sure to check out Holiday Inn Jamaica Queens JFK Airport, Raddison Hotel JFK Airport and Holiday Inn Express JFK.