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Not to be confused with Kagoshima Airport in Japan with similar ICAO code RJFK.
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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
IATA: JFKICAO: KJFKFAA LID: JFK
– WMO: 74486
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of New York
Operator Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Serves New York metropolitan area
Location Jamaica, Queens, New York
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 40°38′23″N 073°46′44″W / 40.63972°N 73.77889°W / 40.63972; -73.77889Coordinates: 40°38′23″N 073°46′44″W / 40.63972°N 73.77889°W / 40.63972; -73.77889
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FAA airport diagram as of October 2016

Location within New York City / NY / US

Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4L/22R 12,079 3,682 Concrete
4R/22L 8,400 2,560 Asphalt
13L/31R 10,000 3,048 Asphalt
13R/31L 14,511 4,423 Concrete
Helipads
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
Source: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFKICAO: KJFKFAA 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.

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