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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.

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.

Kennedy Airport's Central Terminal Area (CTA), has presently six passenger terminals -T1, T2, T4, T5, T7 & T8 - connected by the Airline Terminals Train.

Present & Future Airport Developments: 
1. The $1.2B Expansion Project of T4  has completed in May 2013 its first phase of expansion and added thereafter numerous concessions.  Phase 2 of T4 is to be completed by mid-2015 adding 11 more gates and a long passenger connector between T2 & T4- whereupon Delta, the exclusive occupant, will move certain flights to T4, but still using T2 - providing its own shuttle service between T2 & T4 (see details for T4 at the 'Terminal Maps' page).
It is planned to add 11 more gates at Concourse B (relocating Delta's present domestic regional jet operations from T2). Thereafter, two more phases of construction will follow, whereupon T3 is slated for demolishion by 2015.
2. Expansion of T5 (called T5i) to be completed by 2015 - 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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