New York John F. Kennedy International Airport
Situated in New York City’s borough of Queens, John F. Kennedy International Airport, also commonly referred to as JFK International Airport or New York International Airport, is the busiest international air gate in the United States. It is located around 19 km (12 miles) to the southeast of Lower Manhattan. The 50.4 million travelers passing through at this airport each year makes it the world’s 17th busiest airport and the 6th busiest in the US in terms of passenger numbers.
Operated by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, the airport is perched at a height of 13 ft above mean sea level and covers an area of 31.20 sq kilometers. Featured with four operational runways and helipads, this airport is used by more than 90 airlines flying to different destinations worldwide. An operational base for JetBlue Airways, the airport is also prime hub for American Airlines and Delta Airlines.
Terminals -There are 6 functioning passenger terminals – Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 4, Terminal 5, Terminal 7 and Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport featuring a total of 151 gates. All the terminals at the airport are presently managed by the airlines or consortiums of the airlines using them except Terminal 4, which is operated by the Schiphol Group. All terminals are also capable of handling international arrivals except Terminal 2.
The airport is equipped with various facilities ranging from world class shops, restaurants to accessibility services and a variety of passenger friendly modern services.