New York Kennedy JFK Airport Overview
JFK Airport is located in New York City's 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 51 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..
NOTE: JFK now uses face recognition technology to match a person’s face to their passport photo.
Present & Future Airport Developments: Under the $1.2B expansion Project of T4, phases 1 and 2 have already been completed.
- 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.
- 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.