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New York JFK International Airport Guide

John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) is New York's busiest airport with over 30 million passengers passing each year through its nine terminals. It currently hosts over 80 airlines travelling to domestic and international destinations. New York airport is located in the south-eastern section of Queens County, New York City and is fifteen miles by highway from midtown Manhattan. If you are a first time visitor, there are red-jacketed, multilingual Customer Service Representatives who are available to help with directions and other information to get you to where you want to go. If you plan to fly from this airport it is suggested that you allow more time (at least an extra hour) for traffic congestion and security checks than you would do at other airports.

Airport Terminals Guide

There are eight operating terminals at JFK International Airport with more than 30 miles of roadways. The central terminal area (CTA), a one mile circular roadway, consists of nine airline passenger terminals (terminal 5 is currently closed) which are numbered 1 to 9.

As you would expect within a large multinational airport the terminal facilities are excellent. There are World Duty Free shops in Terminals 2, 3, and 7. In addition to this, a duty-free shop is also found in Terminal 4, together with international shops with duty-free products in Terminals 1, 8, and 9. There are also a wide range of gift shops to suit every need from music stores to designer boutiques such as DKNY. Every terminal at JFK has places to eat and drink that suit every taste and budget.

There are also internet access areas in terminals 8 and 9, ATMs in every terminal and currency exchange facilities in every terminal except terminal 1. For passengers with special needs there is one amplified phone for the hearing impaired in every bank of phones within the airport.

Each terminal at the airport features at least one wheelchair accessible restroom. Information booths located on the arrivals level in any of the terminals are always available to provide assistance in locating these restrooms. There are also trained medical staff on call 24 hours a day for any medical emergencies.

Must see in New York

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is a 52 acre living museum that features numerous plant and flower varieties.

The Statue of Liberty is the most enduring symbol of New York City. The 354-step climb to the statue's crown is the equivalent of climbing a 22-story building.

The Empire State Building was built in just 410 days and stands 102-stories and 1454ft above 5th Avenue and 34th Street. City pigeons often make the long flight up to sit on the 102nd floor viewing platforms and keep you company as you take in the simply breathtaking views!

Created in 1858, Central Park covers an area of 843 acres and includes formal gardens, large lawns and wooded sections. visit the park zoo, or take a dip in the swimming pool. Wollman ice skating rink is also worth a visit.

Parking at JFK Airport

JFK airport offers over 14,700 public spaces, two 1,400-space parking garages, the long-term lot and an additional 3,200 spaces in the Central Terminal Area (CTA). The airport provides daily and long-term parking facilities. There are car parks in front of each terminal. Passengers using the long-term car park should allow for at least 30 minutes to reach the terminal.

E-Z Pass Plus

Parking has become more convenient at JFK with the introduction of the E-ZPass parking payment system, E-Z Pass Plus. This new automated system, allows customers to pay for parking utilising the same E-Zpass technology used to pay roadway tolls throughout the region.