John F. Kennedy International Airport facts for kids
|John F. Kennedy
|FAA airport diagram|
|IATA: JFK – ICAO: KJFK – FAA LID: JFK|
|Owner||City of New York|
|Operator||Port Authority of New York and New Jersey|
|Serves||New York City|
|Location||Jamaica, Queens, New York City|
|Elevation AMSL||13 ft / 4 m|
Location within New York City
|Source: Airports Council International|
John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK, FAA LID: JFK) is an international airport. It is on Long Island, in Queens County, New York in southeastern New York City about 12 miles (19 km) from Lower Manhattan. More people who fly into or out of the United States fly though this airport than any other. Also, the most air cargo is brought into or out of the United States through this airport.
The airport is run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which also runs the two other major airports in the New York area, Newark Liberty International Airport and LaGuardia Airport. JFK airport is the base of operations for JetBlue Airways. It is also a major international airline hub for Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. Ninety airlines operate out of JFK.
The old United Airlines terminal.
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