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John F. Kennedy International Airport
JFK Airport Logo.svg
JFK Aerial Nov 14 2018.jpg

Aerial shot of JFK Airport on November 14, 2018
Airport type Public
Owner City of New York[1]
Operator Port Authority of New York and New Jersey[1]
Serves New York metropolitan area
Location QueensNew York, U.S.
Opened July 1, 1948; 71 years ago
Hub for
Focus city for
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 40°38′23″N 073°46′44″WCoordinates40°38′23″N 073°46′44″W
FAA airport diagram as of October 2016
FAA airport diagram as of October 2016

JFK is located in New York City

Location within New York City / NY / US

Direction Length Surface
ft m
4L/22R 12,079 3,682 Concrete[2]
4R/22L 8,400 2,560 Asphalt
13L/31R 10,000 3,048 Concrete
13R/31L 14,511 4,423 Concrete
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 60 18 Asphalt
H2 60 18 Asphalt
H3 60 18 Asphalt
H4 60 18 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Aircraft operations (PANYNJ) 455,529
Passengers (PANYNJ) 61,909,148

John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATAJFKICAOKJFKFAA LIDJFK) (colloquially referred to as JFK AirportJFK or Kennedy) is an international airport in QueensNew York, USA. It is the primary international airport serving New York City. The airport is the busiest international air passenger gateway into North America,[4] the 21st-busiest airport in the world, the sixth-busiest airport in the United States, and the busiest airport in the New York airport system, having handled just over 61 million passengers in 2018.[5] More than ninety airlines operate from the airport, with nonstop or direct flights to destinations in all six inhabited continents.[6][7]


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