Welcome to JFK Airport Guide

JFK Airport HotelsWelcome to John F. Kennedy International Airport, also known as JFK. We are the largest airport in the state of New York. JFK is New York's busiest airport, serving over 41 million passengers each year. As one of the busiest airports in the United States and one of the busiest international gateways, JFK Airport is truly a bustling hub of transportation in New York City. Our airport also handles more international air freight by value of shipments than any other airport in the United States.

JFK offers service to destinations in the United States, as well as to Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific and Australia/New Zealand. JFK serves as the primary hub for United Airlines, a secondary hub for Alaska Airlines and America West, and a focus city for American Airlines and Air New Zealand.

About JKF Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport is the busiest airport in New York, with over 41 million travelers passing through the airports seven airline terminals. The Airport was rededicated on December 24th 1963 in memory of the 35th president of the U.S., John F. Kennedy.

Construction began on Idle wild Airport in April 1942 as a 1,000 acre airport at Jamaica Bay in Queens County, New York. The airport was finally completed in July 1948, and had grown into an almost 5,000 acre site costing around $150 million dollars to build.

The airport has over 125 aircraft gates for the more than 100 airlines that arrive and depart from the airport. In 2011, over 47 million passengers passed through JFK International Airport, and over 1.3 million tons of air cargo. Over nine miles of runway are used at the airport, and more than 25 miles of taxiways to move airplanes around the airport site.

For ease of use John F. Kennedy International Airport has parking available for over 18,000 vehicles, including a cell phone lot, short term and long term parking. The Airtrain, opened in 2003 offers passengers the opportunity to travel by train to links with the New York Subway and Long Island Railroad. Taxi's are also available to convey up to four passengers to and from the airport.

History of JFK Airport
Construction began in April 1942, when the City of New York contracted for the placing of hydraulic fill over the marshy tidelands on the site of Idle wild Golf Course. Planned at first for 1,000 acres, the airport grew to five times that size. First commercial flights began on July 1, 1948. The airport was formally dedicated as New York International Airport on July 31, 1948. It was re-dedicated on December 24, 1963 as John F. Kennedy International Airport, following action of the Mayor and Council of the City of New York, and a resolution of the Commissioners of the Port Authority.


JFK Airport Featured Hotels

Holiday Inn Express Lynbrook

Holiday Inn Express Kennedy Airport

153-70 South Conduit Avenue
Jamaica, NY US 11434

Our hotel, situated on the border of Lynbrook and Rockville Centre, New York, offers a relaxed, suburban setting along Long Island's south shore that is a short train ride away... read more

Fairfield Inn New York Jfk Airport

Fairfield Inn New York JFK Airport

156-08 Rockaway Blvd.
Jamaica, New York 11434 USA

The Fairfield Inn New York JFK Airport is located minutes away from JFK airport and is convenient to Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Long Island. We provide you with the perfect hotel... read more

Courtyard New York Jfk Airport

Courtyard New York JFK Airport

145-11 North Conduit Avenue
Jamaica, New York 11436 USA

The Courtyard by Marriott JFK offers flexibility and choice to our guests with the new BISTRO where you can "Eat, Drink, and Connect", featuring healthy offerings for breakfast... read more