John F. Kennedy International Airport

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John F. Kennedy International Airport
JFK Airport Satellite photo.jpg
Type Public
Owner New York City
Operator Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
City served NYC metropolitan area
Location Queens, New York City, New York, US
Opened 1948
Status In operation
Hub for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines
Focus city for JetBlue Airways, Norwegian Long Haul
Timezone UTC−5
Coordinates 40°38′23″N 073°46′44″W
Website Official Website
Map showing location: 1) Kennedy, 2) Laguardia and 3) Newark

John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK, FAA LID: JFK) is the busiest and largest airport serving New York City. It has six terminals and four runways. Previously called New York International Airport and Idlewild Airport using the IATA code IDL, it was renamed to John F. Kennedy International Airport shortly after the president was assassinated, and the IATA code was switched to JFK. The airport serves as the primary hub for JetBlue Airways[1][2] In 2016 alone the airport handled 58,956,288 passengers; making it the fifth busiest airport in the United States; outranked by only Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, O'Hare International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport respectively.[3]

See also


  1. "JetBlue's HQ contest down to NYC, Orlando." Crain's New York Business. Retrieved March 01, 2017
  2. General Information. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (February 2017). Retrieved on March 01, 2017.

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