John F. Kennedy International Airport facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsJohn F. Kennedy International Airport
|Aerial shot of JFK Airport on November 14, 2018|
|IATA: JFK – ICAO: KJFK – FAA LID: JFK
– WMO: 74486
|Owner||City of New York|
|Operator||Port Authority of New York and New Jersey|
|Serves||New York metropolitan area|
|Location||Jamaica, Queens, New York|
|Elevation AMSL||13 ft / 4 m|
|FAA airport diagram as of October 2016|
Location within New York City / NY / US
|Aircraft operations (PANYNJ)||455,529|
|Source: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey|
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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