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 being demolished.

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