John F. Kennedy International Airport facts for kids

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John F. Kennedy
International Airport
FAA JFK Airport map 2011.svg
FAA airport diagram
IATA: JFKICAO: KJFKFAA LID: JFK
Summary
Airport type Public
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
Coordinates
Website www.KennedyAirport.com
Map

Location within New York City

Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4L/22R 11,351 3,460 Asphalt/Concrete
4R/22L 8,400 2,560 Asphalt
13L/31R 10,000 3,048 Asphalt
13R/31L 14,572 4,442 Asphalt/Concrete
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 60 18 Asphalt
H2 60 18 Asphalt
H3 60 18 Asphalt
H4 60 18 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 443,754
Passengers 47,810,630
Source: Airports Council International

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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