New York Kennedy JFK Airport Overview

John F. Kennedy International Airport JFK is the State of New York's primary international airport - serving the City of New York with its five Boroughs. In the last few years it has made extensive improvements to terminals, roadways and inter-terminal transportation. JFK also replaced their inter-terminal buses with the AirTrain, a light rail transit system, offering fast connections to NYC subways and train systems throughout the tri-state areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.  The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is its operator (as well as for LaGuardia LGA, Newark EWR).

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  has completed its first phase in May 2013 and added thereafter numerous concessions.  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.
2. T3 is slated for demolishion by 2015.
3. Expansion of T5 (called T5i) to be completed by 2015 - is for JetBlue & partner airlines: the additional 145,000 sq.ft, on 3 levels, will have customs & immigration facilities. JetBlue then will consolidate domestic & international flights at T5.




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