John F. Kennedy International Airport
|John F. Kennedy
|FAA airport diagram|
|IATA: JFK – ICAO: KJFK – FAA LID: JFK|
|Owner||City of New York|
|Operator||Port Authority of New York and New Jersey|
|Serves||New York City|
|Location||Jamaica, Queens, New York City|
|Elevation AMSL||13 ft / 4 m|
|Source: Airports Council International|
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. Also, the most air cargo is brought into or out of the United States through this airport.
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.
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The old United Airlines terminal.
References[change | change source]
- 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."
- ACI passenger and aircraft movements statistics for JFK in 2007
- Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. Department of Transportation (2006). "U.S. International Travel and Transportation Trends, BTS02-03" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-06-15.
- Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. Department of Transportation (2004). "America's Freight Transportation Gateways" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-02-18.
- Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (2006). "2006 Airport Traffic Report" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-07-30.
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