New York Kennedy JFK Airport Overview
JFK Airport is located in the Borough of Queens - at its southeastern section on Jamaica Bay - about 12 miles from lower Manhattan - and accessible via I-678 (Van Wyck Expressway); 878 Nassau Expressway and the Belt Parkway.
With four long runways and serving over 49 million passengers each year, John F. Kennedy International Airport is a hub for American, Delta, & JetBlue airlines, and is served by most national and international airlines, offering direct and connecting flights to all points on the globe.
The on-Airport Ramada Plaza Hotel (Building 144) is a convenient venue for overnight stays (Tel: 718-995-9000). To get to other nearby hotels, take the AirTrain to the Federal Circle station for free shuttles.
The Central Terminal Area (CTA) of Kennedy Airport has six passenger terminals -T1, T2, T4, T5, T7 & T8 - connected by the Airline Terminals Train & the Airtrain..
Present & Future Airport Developments:
1. The $1.2B Expansion Project of T4: While Phase 1 was completed May 2013 - Phase 2 of T4 is to be completed by mid-2015 - adding 11 more gates at Concourse B and a long passenger connector between T2 & T4 - whereupon Delta, then the exclusive occupant of T4, will move certain flights from T2, but plans to still use T2 for some flights. NOTE: Mid-August 2015 still shows plenty of other airlines arriving at T4.
2. By October 2015, United Airlines relocates its transcontinental flights from JFK to EWR for easier UK arrivals transfer to domestic flights.
3. JFK's Saarinen/ TWA Flight Center is to be transformed into 'The TWA Flight Center Hotel' while the current landmark is to become the hotel's lobby with planned museum, and the hotel itself is to have 505 rooms, huge meeting space, dining facilities and observation deck. Ongoing work on the JFK masterplan is expected completed by July 2016, followed by groundbreaking for the hotel and scheduled opening in 2018.
4. To offer travelers some 'green space' - JetBlue Airways, in collaboration with GrowNYC, is building a 24,000 sq.feet 'farm' for organic veggetables - to be used by Terminal 5's retaurants.