John F. Kennedy International Airport

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John F. Kennedy
International Airport
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IATA: JFKICAO: KJFKFAA LID: JFK
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of New York
Operator Port Authority of New York and New Jersey[1]
Serves New York City
Location Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York
Elevation AMSL 13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 40°38′23″N 073°46′44″W / 40.63972°N 73.77889°W / 40.63972; -73.77889Coordinates: 40°38′23″N 073°46′44″W / 40.63972°N 73.77889°W / 40.63972; -73.77889
Website www.KennedyAirport.com
Map
JFK is located in New York City
JFK
Location within New York City
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4L/22R 11,351 3,460 Asphalt/Concrete
4R/22L 8,400 2,560 Asphalt
13L/31R 10,000 3,048 Asphalt
13R/31L 14,572 4,442 Asphalt/Concrete
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 60 18 Asphalt
H2 60 18 Asphalt
H3 60 18 Asphalt
H4 60 18 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 443,754
Passengers 47,810,630
Source: Airports Council International[2]

John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFKICAO: KJFKFAA LID: JFK) is an international airport. It is on Long Island, in Queens County, New York in southeastern New York City about 12 miles (19 km) from Lower Manhattan. Most people who fly into or out of the United States will fly though this airport.[3] Also, the most cargo is brought into or out of the United States through this airport.[4] The airport is run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which also runs the two other major airports in the New York area, Newark Liberty International Airport and LaGuardia Airport. JFK airport is the base of operations for JetBlue Airways. It is also a major international gateway hub for Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. Ninety airlines operate out of JFK.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (2004-11-30). "Governor Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg Announce Closing of Multi-Billion Dollar Agreement to Extend Airport Leases". Press release. http://www.panynj.gov/AboutthePortAuthority/PressCenter/PressReleases/PressRelease/index.php?id=607. Retrieved 2007-08-08. "The Port Authority has operated JFK and LaGuardia for more than 55 years. The original 50-year lease [with the City of New York] was signed in 1947 and extended to 2015 under an agreement struck in 1965."
  2. ACI passenger and aircraft movements statistics for JFK in 2007
  3. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. Department of Transportation (2006). "U.S. International Travel and Transportation Trends, BTS02-03" (PDF). http://www.bts.gov/publications/us_international_travel_and_transportation_trends/2006/pdf/entire.pdf. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  4. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. Department of Transportation (2004). "America's Freight Transportation Gateways" (PDF). http://www.bts.gov/publications/americas_freight_transportation_gateways/pdf/entire.pdf. Retrieved 2007-02-18.
  5. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (2006). "2006 Airport Traffic Report" (PDF). http://www.panynj.gov/CommutingTravel/airports/pdfs/traffic/ATR2006.pdf. Retrieved 2008-07-30.