John F. Kennedy International Airport

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John F. Kennedy International Airport
JFK Airport Logo.svg
JFK Aerial Nov 14 2018.jpg
Aerial shot of JFK Airport on November 14, 2018
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of New York
OperatorPort Authority of New York and New Jersey
ServesNew York metropolitan area
LocationJamaica, Queens, New York
OpenedJuly 1, 1948 (1948-07-01)
Hub for
Focus city for
Time zoneEST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates40°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
Websitejfkairport.com
Maps
FAA airport diagram as of October 2016
FAA airport diagram as of October 2016
JFK is located in New York City
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Location within New York City / NY / US
JFK is located in New York
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JFK (New York)
JFK is located in the United States
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JFK is located in North America
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4L/22R 12,079 3,682 Concrete[1]
4R/22L 8,400 2,560 Asphalt
13L/31R 10,000 3,048 Asphalt
13R/31L 14,511 4,423 Concrete
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 60 18 Asphalt
H2 60 18 Asphalt
H3 60 18 Asphalt
H4 60 18 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Aircraft operations (PANYNJ)455,529
Passengers (PANYNJ)61,909,148

John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK, FAA 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. More people who fly into or out of the United States fly though this airport than any other.[3] Also, the most air 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 airline hub for Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. Ninety airlines operate out of JFK.[5]

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  1. "AirNav: John F Kennedy International Airport". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on November 14, 1999. Retrieved March 16, 2018.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. "General Information". The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. February 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  3. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. Department of Transportation (2006). "U.S. International Travel and Transportation Trends, BTS02-03" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  4. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. Department of Transportation (2004). "America's Freight Transportation Gateways" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-02-18.
  5. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (2006). "2006 Airport Traffic Report" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-07-30.