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The JFK control tower and Terminal 4.

John F. Kennedy International Airport (ICAO: KJFK) is a large airport located in New York City, specifically the borough of Queens. It is one of the busiest airports in the United States, and a member of the largest airport system in the country, along with the LaGuardia and Newark airports. JFK is the base of operations for JetBlue and a major hub for many American passenger and cargo airlines, including American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

The airport was originally called Idlewild Airport. It was intended to relieve the overcrowded nearby LaGuardia Airport. The first flight from the airport was on July 1, 1948.


John F. Kennedy International Airport spans 8.1 square miles (21 sq km). Two pairs of parallel runways surround the airport's central terminal area.

Number Length Width ILS Surface
4L/22R 12,079 ft (3,682 m) 200 ft (61 m) Cat. I (both directions) Concrete
4R/22L 8,400 ft (2,560 m) 200 ft (61 m) Cat. III (both directions) Asphalt
13L/31R 10,000 ft (3,048 m) 150 ft (46 m) Cat. II (13L); Cat. I (31R) Asphalt
13R/31L 14,511 ft (4,423 m) 200 ft (61 m) Cat. I (31 L) Concrete