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Encyclopedia > Idlewild International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport
IATA: JFK - ICAO: KJFK
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Serves New York, New York
Elevation AMSL 13 ft (4 m)
Coordinates 40°38′23″N, 73°46′44″W
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

John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFKICAO: KJFK) is an international airport located in Jamaica, Queens, in the south-eastern portion of New York City. An IATA airport code, known by the IATA as an IATA location identifier or, simply, a location identifier [1], is a three-letter alphabetic code designating many airports around the world. ... The ICAO airport code is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a bi-state agency (operated pursuant to an interstate compact) that runs most of the regional transportation infrastructure including the bridges, tunnels, airports and seaports within the New York-New Jersey Port District. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a meter. ... The metre (Commonwealth English) or meter (American English) (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ... An IATA airport code, known by the IATA as an IATA location identifier or, simply, a location identifier [1], is a three-letter alphabetic code designating many airports around the world. ... The ICAO airport code is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow Queens is the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in area. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location [[Image:|250px|250px|Location of City of New York, New York]] Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R...


JFK is the top international air passenger gateway to the United States [1] and is also the leading freight gateway to the country by value of shipments. It is the home airport for JetBlue Airways and a major hub for American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. British Airways and United Airlines also have a signifcant presence, with 8 and 16 flights per day, respectively. JetBlue Airways is an American low-cost airline operated by JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU). ... American Airlines Boeing 757 American Airlines and American Eagle aircraft at San Juan Note: For the arenas named after this company, see American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas), or American Airlines Arena (Miami, Florida). ... Delta Boeing 757-232 at LAX in August 2003. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name see British Airways Ltd British Airways (LSE: BAY, NYSE: BAB) is the largest airline of the United Kingdom. ... United Airlines, the major subsidiary of UAL Corporation, is a major airline of the United States. ...


The airport is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which manages the three other major airports in metro New York, Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Teterboro Airport. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a bi-state agency (operated pursuant to an interstate compact) that runs most of the regional transportation infrastructure including the bridges, tunnels, airports and seaports within the New York-New Jersey Port District. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR, ICAO: KEWR), formerly known as Newark International Airport, is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. ... FAA diagram of LaGuardia Airport (LGA) LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA) is an airport serving New York City. ... FAA diagram of Teterboro Airport (TEB) See also: Transportation in New York City Teterboro Airport (IATA: TEB, ICAO: KTEB) is a general aviation reliever airport located in the Boroughs of Teterboro, Moonachie, and Hasbrouck Heights in Bergen County, New Jersey. ...


Although JFK is known as the premier international hub for both New York City and the United States, it also handles domestic flights, mostly to the West Coast. In 2005 the airport handled 41 million passengers; Newark International handled about 33 million and LaGuardia about 26 million, making for a total of approximately 100 million travelers using New York's airports as the city's airspace surpassed Chicago's to become the busiest in the United States.


JFK's outbound international travel accounted for 17 percent of all U.S. travelers who went overseas in 2004. In 2000, the airport handled on average nearly 50,000 international passengers each day. The JFK-London Heathrow route is the leading U.S. international airport pair with over 2.9 million passengers in 2000. Other top international destinations from JFK are Paris, Frankfurt, and Tokyo. Nearly 100 airlines from over 50 countries operate regularly scheduled flights from JFK, including Aeroflot, Biman Bangladesh, Emirates, Royal Air Maroc, Turkish Airlines and Uzbekistan Airways. London Heathrow Airport (IATA:LHR, ICAO:EGLL), often referred to simply as Heathrow, is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Skyline of Frankfurt (help· info) is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. ... View of Tokyos Shibuya district Tokyo ) (help· info), literally eastern capital, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and includes the highly urbanized downtown area formerly known as the city of Tokyo which is the heart of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... Aeroflot — Russian Airlines (Russian:Аэрофло́т — Росси́йские авиали́нии), or Aeroflot (Аэрофло́т; literally air fleet) , is the Russian national airline and is the biggest carrier in Russia. ... Biman Bangladesh Airlines is an airline based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Emirates (Arabic: الإمارات al-Imārāt) is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ... Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-700 landing at London (Heathrow) Airport Royal Air Maroc (commonly called RAM) is the national airline of Morocco and based in Casablanca. ... Turkish Airlines (Turkish Türk Hava Yolları) (THY) is the national airline of Turkey based in Istanbul. ... Uzbekistan Airways Boeing 757-200 Uzbekistan Airways (Uzbekistan Havo Yullary) is the state airline of Uzbekistan. ...


JFK is undergoing a US$10.3 billion redevelopment, one of the largest airport reconstruction projects in the world. The airport recently opened a new Terminal One, Terminal Four and Terminal Eight. Construction has begun on a new Terminal Five. The remaining five terminals are slated for demolition or reconstruction.

Contents


History

The airport has been operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey under a lease with New York City since 1947. About $60 million was spent on the construction of the airport, which its is now estimated generates some $6.6 billion of economic activity and 207,000 jobs in the New York metropolitan region.


Construction of the airport began in 1942 with modest ambitions. Only 1,000 acres (4 km²) of land on the site of Idelwild golf course were earmarked for use. The golf course provided the airport's original namesake, Idlewild Aiport.


The airport saw its first commercial flight on July 1, 1948. It was dedicated as New York International Airport on July 31 of that same year, although the name "Idlewild" remained in common use and the airport's IATA code was IDL. An IATA airport code, known by the IATA as an IATA location identifier or, simply, a location identifier [1], is a three-letter alphabetic code designating many airports around the world. ...


As aviation grew, so did Idlewild. New York's importance as an international center of business and commerce meant there was an ever-greater need for more and more capacity. 4,000 acres (16 km²) and eight terminals were eventually added to the original airport. Over the years many illustrious airlines made the airport a major hub, including Pan Am, TWA, Eastern, National, Tower Air, and Flying Tiger Line. Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) was the United States principal international airline from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991, and was credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry. ... The Twa are a pygmy people, of short stature, who were the oldest recorded inhabitants of an area in central Africa that now comprises the nations of Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... For the Chinese airline, see China Eastern Airlines. ... National Airlines was the name of two different airlines based in the United States. ... Tower Air was a low-fare and charter airline that operated from 1982 until 2000, when it declared bankruptcy and was liquidated. ... Flying Tiger Line, also known as Flying Tigers, was the first scheduled cargo airline in the United States and a major military charter operator during the Cold War era for both cargo and personnel (the latter with leased aircraft). ...


The 1948 Temporary Terminal was the sole terminal until 1957, when the International Arrivals Building opened. Eight other "Unit Terminals" were constructed from 1958 to 1971, each designed by one of the airport's main airlines.


The Pan Am Worldport, now Terminal 3, opened in 1962. It featured a large, elliptical roof suspended by 32 sets of radial posts and cables. The roof extended far beyond the base of the terminal and covered the passenger loading area. It introduced special bridges that connected to the terminal and that could be moved to provide an easy walkway for passengers from the terminal to a docked aircraft.


The TWA Flight Center, now Terminal 5, also opened in 1962. Designed by Eero Saarinen, it was sculpted as an abstract symbol of flight. It is considered one of the most architectually distinguished airport terminal designs in the world. With the demise of TWA, however, it is no longer in use. (JetBlue has announced plans to save the existing TWA Flight Center building as part of a new Terminal 5.[[2]]) Eero Saarinen (August 20, 1910, in Kirkkonummi, Finland – September 1, 1961, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States) was a Finnish-American architect of the 20th century famous for his simple sweeping and arching shapes. ... The Twa are a pygmy people, of short stature, who were the oldest recorded inhabitants of an area in central Africa that now comprises the nations of Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. ...


The airport was renamed "John F. Kennedy International Airport" in 1963, one month after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The airport received the new IATA airport code of JFK, and since then the airport has become widely referred to by the acronynm. John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. ...


As air traffic in New York continued to grow, both Terminal 5 and Terminal 3 were modified in the 1970s to accommodate new Boeing 747s. The supersonic Concorde, operated by Air France and British Airways, provided scheduled trans-Atlantic supersonic service to JFK from 1975 until 2003, when the Concorde was retired by both carriers. JFK had the most Concorde operations annually of any airport in the world. Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-412 The Boeing 747, commonly called the Jumbo Jet, is one of the most recognizable modern airliners and is the largest airliner currently in airline service. ... The Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde supersonic transport (SST) was one of only two models of supersonic passenger airliners to have seen commercial service. ... Air France Boeing 747 Air France (Compagnie Nationale Air France) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before the take-over of KLM, it was essentially the national airline of France, employing 71,654 people (at January 2005). ... For the 1930s airline of similar name see British Airways Ltd British Airways (LSE: BAY, NYSE: BAB) is the largest airline of the United Kingdom. ...


In 1998, the airport began construction of the AirTrain JFK rapid transit system. The rail network links each airport terminal to New York City subways and regional commuter trains at Howard Beach and Jamaica. Airtrain at JFK. Note aluminum strip between rails. ... Howard Beach is a neighborhood in southwestern Queens, New York. ...


The $1.4 billion replacement for the International Arrivals Building, Terminal 4, opened in 2001. Replacements for other original terminals have since been completed or are under development.


After the September 11th attacks in 2001, JFK was one of the first airports to be temporarily closed. The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ...


Cargo

An Air India 747 arrives at JFK, with El Al Israel and Swiss International jets at Terminal 4. JFK is a major entry point for international arrivals in the United States.
An Air India 747 arrives at JFK, with El Al Israel and Swiss International jets at Terminal 4. JFK is a major entry point for international arrivals in the United States.

JFK is the nation’s busiest international air freight gateway by value of shipments and the second busiest overall by value including all air, land and sea U.S. freight gateways. Over 21 percent of the value of all U.S. international air freight moved through JFK in 2003. 11 percent of all U.S. international air freight tonnage passes through it. Image File history File linksMetadata Planes_at_JFK.jpg Summary Air India, El Al, and Swissair at JFK. Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Planes_at_JFK.jpg Summary Air India, El Al, and Swissair at JFK. Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Air India (Hindi: एअर इंडिया) is the national flag carrier airline of India with a network of passenger and cargo services worldwide. ... Categories: Airline stubs | Companies of Israel | Transportation in Israel | Airlines of Israel ... Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A321 Swiss International Air Lines was formed before the 2001 bankruptcy of Swissair, Switzerlands former flag carrier. ...


JFK is a major hub for air cargo between the United States and Europe. London, Brussels and Frankfurt are JFK's three top trade routes. The European airports are mostly a link in a global supply chain, however. The top destination markets for cargo flying out of JFK in 2003 were Tokyo, Seoul and London. Similarly, the top origin markets for imports at JFK were Seoul, Hong Kong, and Taipei, with London taking the fourth spot.


Some of the cargo imported and exported through JFK includes electrical machinery, woven and knit apparel, medical instruments, footwear, plastics and paper.


In 2000 Korean Air Cargo opened a new $102 million cargo terminal at JFK that became one the largest air freight facilities on the East Coast. It has a total warehouse floor area of more than 17,000 sq. meters and is capable of handling 200,000 tons annually. Lufthansa, FedEx, Japan Airlines, Singapore Cargo, Air France and Asiana are among some of the other major air cargo carriers at JFK. Korean Air Boeing 747 Korean Air Boeing 747 Korean Air (Korean hangul: 대한 항공; hanja: 大韓航空; revised: Daehan Hanggong; McCune-Reischauer: Taehan Hanggong) KSE: 003490 is the largest airline based in Korea. ... Lufthansa (Deutsche Lufthansa AG) is the largest German airline company, and one of the biggest in the world. ... ... Japan Airlines (Japanese: 日本航空 Nihon Kōkū, or JAL) is the largest airline in Asia. ... Air France Boeing 747 Air France (Compagnie Nationale Air France) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before the take-over of KLM, it was essentially the national airline of France, employing 71,654 people (at January 2005). ... Asiana Airlines is one of South Koreas two major airlines. ...


Ground transportation

Rail

JFK is connected to New York's subway and commuter rail system by the recently-constructed AirTrain. AirTrain stops at all terminals, car rental lots, and two subway stations. It is free within the airport, but the fare is $5 to reach the subway stations. Using AirTrain and a connecting commuter train at Jamaica Station, travel time between JFK and midtown Manhattan is about 45 minutes. Airtrain at JFK. Note aluminum strip between rails. ...


Bus

Various city buses connect to the Subway and Long Island Rail Road, with free transfers provided for Subway connections. The buses are handicapped accessible, but connections may not be.


Taxi

New York City's yellow cabs, operated by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission, offer a flat rate service of $45 (as of 2005) from JFK airport to Manhattan, excluding tips and tolls. This flat rate is in effect only inbound to Manhattan from the airport; from Manhattan to JFK, taxi passengers pay the metered rate.

New York City airports; 1: JFK, 2:LGA, 3:EWR New York City is served by three major airports. ...

Terminals, airlines and destinations

FAA diagram of JFK Airport
FAA diagram of JFK Airport

Two pairs of parallel runways, four in all, surround the central terminal area. Runway 13R-31L is the second longest commercial runway in North America, at a length of 14,572 ft (4,441 m). There are also numerous large facilities north and west of the central terminals for air cargo handling and loading. FAA diagram of John F. Kennedy International Airport. ... FAA diagram of John F. Kennedy International Airport. ...


Terminal 1

The site was originally occupied by Eastern Airlines' 1958 terminal. The original terminal was demolished and replaced by a new terminal, financed by a consortium of four international airlines (Air France, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, and Lufthansa), which was completed in 1998 and has eleven gates. For the Chinese airline, see China Eastern Airlines. ...

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Terminal 2

Terminal 2 was completed in 1962 for Northwest Airlines, Northeast Airlines, and Braniff Airways. It later evolved as an extension of the Pan Am terminal (see below) for domestic flights. Delta Air Lines acquired the terminal in Pan Am's wake and now uses it primarily for its low-fare subsidiary, Song. T2 has eleven gates, numbered 19 through 30. Northwest Airlines (IATA: NW, ICAO: NWA, and Callsign: Northwest) is an airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, with three major hubs in the United States: Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and Memphis International Airport. ... One of many different airplane livery designs of Braniff International Airlines. ... Delta Boeing 757-232 at LAX in August 2003. ... Song is a low-cost airline brand owned and operated by Delta Air Lines. ...

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Terminal 3

Terminal 3, which opened in 1960, was constructed for Pan American World Airways and was originally known as the Pan Am Terminal. In 1971 it was expanded and renamed as the "Pan Am Worldport". It is particularly famous for its "flying saucer" roof and noted for its rooftop parking facilities: upon its expansion in 1972, it was also briefly the world's largest airline terminal. Delta Air Lines purchased the terminal lease from failing Pan Am in 1991, and announced plans to demolish the terminal entirely in 2000, but later opted to refurbish the terminal instead. T3 has seventeen gates. Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal international airline of the United States from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991. ... Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) was the United States principal international airline from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991, and was credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry. ... Delta Boeing 757-232 at LAX in August 2003. ...

  • CSA Czech Airlines (Prague)
  • Delta Air Lines (Acapulco (starts March 11, 2006), Amsterdam, Athens, Atlanta, Barcelona, Berlin-Tegel, Boston, Brussels, Budapest (starts May 9, 2006), Chennai, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Cozumel (starts June 3, 2006), Dublin (starts May 15, 2006), Frankfurt, Istanbul, Kiev (slated for 2006), Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Madrid, Manchester (UK) (starts May 15, 2006), Mexico City, Milan-Malpensa, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Mumbai, Nassau, Nice, Orlando, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Rome-Fiumicino, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose del Cabo (starts April 8, 2006), Santiago (DR), Santo Domingo, São Paulo-Guarulhos (begins June 1, 2006), Shannon (starts May 15, 2006), Venice, Washington-Reagan)
    • Delta Connection operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines (Atlanta, Washington-Dulles)
    • Delta Connection operated by Chautauqua Airlines (Columbus)
    • Delta Connection operated by Comair (Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago-O'Hare, Cincinnati, Colorado Springs, Detroit, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, Nassau, Norfolk, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, St. Louis, Tampa, Toronto)
    • Delta Connection operated by Shuttle America (Austin, Columbus, San Antonio)
  • Malév Hungarian Airlines (Budapest)
  • Miami Air (Charter)
  • Royal Jordanian Airlines (Amman)
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines (arrivals) (Jeddah, Riyadh)
  • South African Airways (Dakar, Johannesburg)
  • Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul)

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Terminal 4

Immigration control for incoming passengers at Terminal 4.
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Immigration control for incoming passengers at Terminal 4.

Terminal 4 opened in 2001 to replace the former International Arrivals Terminal. (The International Arrivals Terminal was an international style building that was built in the 1950s, and was one of the airport's earliest terminals.) It is the only 24-hour terminal at the airport, and features a modular design that will allow it to be expanded further if necessary. The terminal is run by a private consortium comprising Lehman Brothers, real estate developer LCOR Inc. and Dutch-based airport operator Schiphol USA. It currently has sixteen gates. Image File history File linksMetadata Passport-control-jfk-02. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Passport-control-jfk-02. ... The Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, Germany (1927) The Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, Germany (1930) The International Style was a major architectural trend of the 1920s and 1930s. ... Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. ... Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) (municipality Haarlemmermeer) is the Netherlands main airport. ...

JFK Terminal 4 with a PIA T7
JFK Terminal 4 with a PIA T7

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Terminal 5 (closed)

The TWA Flight Center Building
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The TWA Flight Center Building

Terminal 5 was formerly the TWA terminal. It was designed by Eero Saarinen and completed in 1962. It is the airport's most famous landmark. The Twa are a pygmy people, of short stature, who were the oldest recorded inhabitants of an area in central Africa that now comprises the nations of Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... Eero Saarinen (August 20, 1910, in Kirkkonummi, Finland – September 1, 1961, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States) was a Finnish-American architect of the 20th century famous for his simple sweeping and arching shapes. ...


Following American Airlines' buyout of TWA in 2001, Terminal 5 went out of service. Its unique architectural features prevented the installation of modern security and ticketing facilities. The Port Authority had proposed converting the main portion of the building into a restaurant and conference center, but some architectural critics opposed this move.


In December 2005, JetBlue, which occupies the adjacent Terminal 6, began construction of an expanded terminal facility, which will utilize the front portion of Saarinen's Terminal 5 as an entry point. The peripheral air-side parts of Terminal 5 are expected to be demolished to make space for a mostly new terminal, which will have 26 gates and is expected to be complete by 2008. jetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) is an American low-cost airline. ...


Terminal 6

Terminal 6 was originally built for National Airlines in 1969: TWA procured the building lease after National was sold to Pan Am. During the late 1990's, TWA leased part of the terminal to United Airlines who used it to fly to Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Following TWA's demise, T6 was partly renovated for the use of JetBlue Airways, requiring $7.5 million of capital investment for new terminal facilities and roadway upgrades. JetBlue's main operations hub is now housed in Terminal 6. It has fourteen gates. National Airlines was the name of two different airlines based in the United States. ... The Twa are a pygmy people, of short stature, who were the oldest recorded inhabitants of an area in central Africa that now comprises the nations of Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) was the United States principal international airline from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991, and was credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry. ... JetBlue Airways is an American low-cost airline operated by JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU). ...

  • JetBlue Airways (Aguadilla, Austin, Bermuda (starts May 4, 2006), Boston, Buffalo, Burbank, Burlington, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Nassau (departures) New Orleans, Oakland, Ontario, Orlando, Phoenix, Ponce, Portland (OR), Richmond (VA) (starts March 31, 2006), Rochester (NY), Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Jose (CA), San Juan, Santiago DR (departures), Seattle/Tacoma, Syracuse, Tampa, West Palm Beach)
Terminals 6 and 7 with Air China landing.
Terminals 6 and 7 with Air China landing.

JetBlue Airways is an American low-cost airline operated by JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3294x1884, 4362 KB) Summary The Terminals 7 and 8 at JFK International, New York. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3294x1884, 4362 KB) Summary The Terminals 7 and 8 at JFK International, New York. ...

Terminal 7

Terminal 7 was originally known as the British Airways Terminal. It was completed in 1970 and extensively expanded and refurbished in 1991 and again in 2003. It is shaped like a rectangle, and has twelve gates around its airside perimeter.

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Terminal 8

Terminal 8 was completed in 1960 and originally known as the American Airlines Terminal. It is easily recognizable by its colorful stained-glass façade created by the American artist Robert Sowers. It has fifteen gates on two concourses, A (gates 1-10) and B (gates 20-24).

  • American Airlines (Barbados, Bermuda, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cancún, Caracas, Kingston, Kralendijk, London-Heathrow, Miami, Montego Bay, Oranjestad, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Port-au-Prince, Providenciales, Puerto Plata [seasonal], Punta Cana, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Rome-Fiumicino (seasonal), São Paulo-Guarulhos, St. Maarten, San José (CR), Santiago (DR), Santo Domingo, St. Thomas, Zürich)
  • Finnair (Helsinki)

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Terminal 9

Terminal 9 is a mid-field satellite terminal connected to the landside by underground walkway. The current concourse opened on August 24, 2005, completing a phase-out of the old Terminal 9, which was completed in 1959 and previously known as the United Airlines Terminal. Both Terminal 8 and Terminal 9 will eventually be replaced by a $1.4 billion, 2.2 million square foot (200,000 m²) "mega-terminal," which will accommodate American Airlines' international and domestic passengers in one facility, in 2007: the next step is to demolish Terminal 8 and the old Terminal 9 to make way for the rest of the new terminal, which will eventually consist of two piers and a satellite [3][4]. August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • American Airlines (Brussels, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA), San Juan, Seattle/Tacoma, Tokyo-Narita)
    • American Eagle (Boston, Baltimore( starts April 3,2006), Chicago-O'Hare, Cleveland, Halifax, Montreal-Trudeau, Raleigh/Durham, St. Louis, Washington-Reagan)

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Other facilities

JFK has dedicated cargo terminals for Continental Airlines, Emirates SkyCargo, Evergreen, EVA Air,Fed Ex, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Northwest Airlines,United Airlinesand UPS. Most cargo and maintenance facilities at JFK are located north and west of the main terminal area. Continental Airlines (IATA: CO, ICAO: COA, and Callsign: Continental) (NYSE: CAL) is an American airline. ... Emirates (Arabic: الإمارات al-Imārāt) is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ... EVA Air (長榮航空 Changrong Hangkong) is an airline based at Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport near Taipei, Taiwan. ... Japan Airlines (Japanese: 日本航空 Nihon KōkÅ«, or JAL) is the largest airline in Asia. ... Korean Air Boeing 747 Korean Air Boeing 747 Korean Air (Korean hangul: 대한 í•­ê³µ; hanja: 大韓航空; revised: Daehan Hanggong; McCune-Reischauer: Taehan Hanggong) KSE: 003490 is the largest airline based in Korea. ... Nippon Cargo Airlines Boeing 747 at Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) in December 2003 Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA, 日本貨物航空 Nippon Kamotsu Kôkû) is a cargo subsidiary of All Nippon Airways. ... Northwest Airlines (IATA: NW, ICAO: NWA, and Callsign: Northwest) is an airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, with three major hubs in the United States: Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and Memphis International Airport. ... United Airlines, the major subsidiary of UAL Corporation, is a major airline of the United States. ...


JetBlue Airways built a central maintenance and operations base at JFK, which was completed in May of 2005. JetBlue Airways is an American low-cost airline operated by JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU). ...


Accidents

JFK has been the site of several notable air disasters.

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Other disasters involving JFK

Several aircraft based at JFK were also targets of the failed Project Bojinka terrorist plot in 1995. Members of the 1961 United States Figure Skating team, about to board the plane. ... Bold textItalic textBold text // Headline text Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (French: Bruxelles, Dutch: Brussel, German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium, the French community of Belgium, the Flemish community and of the European Union. ... Eastern Airlines Flight 401 crashed into the Florida Everglades on the night of December 29, 1972, causing 101 fatalities. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170 451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... The Tenerife disaster took place at 17:07 on March 27, 1977, when two Boeing 747s collided on the island of Tenerife, killing 583 people. ... Flag of Tenerife Tenerife (English also Teneriffe), a Spanish island, is the largest of the seven Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. ... Korean Air Flight 007, also known as KAL 007 or KE007, was a Korean Air civilian airliner shot down with all on board by Soviet jet interceptors on September 1, 1983 just west of Sakhalin island. ... Sakhalin (Russian: ), also Saghalien, is a large elongated island in the North Pacific, lying between 45° 50 and 54° 24 N. It is part of the Russian Federation and is its largest island. ... Pan Am Flight 103 was Pan American World Airways third daily scheduled transatlantic flight from Londons Heathrow International Airport to New Yorks John F. Kennedy International Airport. ... Lockerbie is a town located in the Dumfries and Galloway region of south-western Scotland. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... TWA Flight 800 (TW800, TWA800) was a passenger flight that crashed while flying from John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York) to Charles De Gaulle International Airport (Paris). ... The four counties of Long Island. ... Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Henry Hudson searches for Swissair Flight 111 debris Swissair Flight 111 (SR-111) was a Swissair McDonnell Douglas MD-11 on a scheduled airline flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, United States to Cointrin International Airport in Geneva, Switzerland. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages English Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Myra Freeman Premier John Hamm Premier-designate Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 12th 55... Egyptair Flight 990 was a flight that flew on a Los Angeles-New York-Cairo route (LAX to JFK to Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt). ... Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, formed of glacial moraine. ... Air France Flight 4590 was a Concorde flight from Charles de Gaulle International Airport near Paris, France to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, New York. ... The Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde supersonic transport (SST) was one of only two models of supersonic passenger airliners to have seen commercial service. ... Gonesse is a town in the Val dOise département, north of Paris. ... Operation Yellow Ribbon is the name of the operation that Canadas Department of Transport, also known as Transport Canada, created to handle the diversion of civilian airline flights following the September 11, 2001 attacks. ... Whitehorse International Airport is located in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. ... Operation Yellow Ribbon is the name of the operation that Canadas Department of Transport, also known as Transport Canada, created to handle the diversion of civilian airline flights following the September 11, 2001 attacks. ... The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP or Mounties; French, Gendarmerie royale du Canada, GRC) is both the federal police force and the national police of Canada. ... Oplan Bojinka (also known as Operation Bojinka, Project Bojinka, Bojinka Plot, Bojinga, from Arabic: بجنكة – slang in many dialects for explosion and pronounced Bo-JIN-ka, except in Egyptian where it is Bo-GIN-ka) was a planned large-scale attack on airliners in 1995, and was a precursor to...


JFK Airport in popular culture

As one of the major international gateways in the United States, JFK has enjoyed a high profile in popular culture. The British Invasion began with the arrival of The Beatles at JFK in 1964, who held their first American press conference at the airport. Many films have used the airport as a setting, including: The appearance of The Beatles on the The Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 1964, marked the dramatic start of the British Invasion. ... The Beatles were a British rock music group from Liverpool, England held in very high regard for both their artistic achievements and their huge commercial success, and have amassed an enormous worldwide fanbase that continues to exist to this day. ...

Goodfellas is a 1990 film about the Mafia directed by Martin Scorsese. ... Quick-change is a performance style where an actor changes quickly from one costume into another costume in front of the audience. ... Final Destination is a 2000 horror movie. ... Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 motion picture set in the 1960s. ... For other uses of the word terminal, see Terminal. ... Movie poster for Taxi Taxi is a 2004 American remake of the 1998 Luc Besson-penned French film of the same name, starring Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon and Gisele Bündchen, and directed by Tim Story. ... White Chicks is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and written by Keenen Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans. ...

External links

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