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New York JFK Airport

Formerly known as Idlewind Airport, New York JFK is one of the most well-known airports in the world. The airline acts as a hub for traffic from across the Americas and from across the Atlantic. (Featured Image: British Airways)

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United States
Rick Cotton (Executive Director of Port Authority of NY and NJ)
Passenger Count :
16,630,642 (2020)
Runways :
4L/22R - 3,682m (12,079 ft) | 4R/22L - 2,560m (8,400 ft) | 13L/31R - 3,048m (10,000 ft) | 13R/31L - 4,423m (14,511 ft)
Terminal 1 | Terminal 2 | Terminal 4 | Terminal 5 | Terminal 7 | Terminal 8
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latest New York JFK Airport Articles

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New York JFK’s Most Used Aircraft Types This Summer

Which aircraft types do you think are the most used by passenger airlines?

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Planespotting At New York JFK Airport: Everything You Need To Know

Home to various airlines and aircraft, New York JFK offers an unbeatable planespotting experience - where can the best shots be found?

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Top 10: New York JFK Airport's Largest Airlines

Which do you think is first?

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Why Does New York Have So Many Airports?

The Big Apple needs all the capacity it can get!

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Analysis: New York JFK's Record Summer To Europe

There are an average of 104 daily passenger flights.

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American Airlines Passenger Arrested After Reportedly Urinating On Somebody In-Flight

While two passengers were locked in a heated argument with one another, one chose to urinate on the other to prove his point.

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Autopilots Disconnected Following Flooding On Delta Air Lines Boeing 767

The NTSB concluded that a maintenance error was the likely culprit for an emergency onboard a Delta Air Lines flight from Prague.

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The Most Notable New Airline Routes This Week

Routes go to the heart of airlines and airports, and I celebrate them in my weekly newsletter.

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Aer Lingus Swaps The Airbus A321LR For The A330 Between Manchester & New York

The airline will redeploy the narrowbody aircraft on its transatlantic routes from Dublin to Hartford, Connecticut, and Cleveland, Ohio

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Lufthansa Ferries An Airbus A380 To Munich Via Leipzig Ahead Of June Return To Service

The aircraft is preparing to return to active passenger operations this June with its return to Boston and New York JFK airports.

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Amsterdam Bound: JetBlue Launches Its 3rd European City

The airline initially struggled to obtain slots but is now committed to the route from both New York and Boston.

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Record: Turkish Airlines Now Has 5 Daily Flights To New York JFK & Newark

It has added a fourth daily Istanbul-JFK service.

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Norse Atlantic Passengers Skip Immigration At JFK Airport

The alleged incident involved passengers who had just arrived on a Boeing 787-9 from Paris CDG.

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Construction Halted At JFK Airport Following Fatal Worker Accident

Yesterday morning two construction workers at JFK died, leading to a complete stop in construction at JFK.

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The Simple Flying Podcast Episode 163: Pratt & Whitney Troubles, Ras Al Khaimah's New Connection

Join Jo and Tom for the latest from the world of aviation.

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Delta Air Lines Celebrates Passenger Who Has Accumulated 14 Million Miles

The passenger hit the impressive milestone on a flight from Zurich to New York earlier this month, and Delta Air Lines was sure to mark the occasion.

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JetBlue CEO Shares Airline Is Preparing To Decrease New York Flights

Faced with a shortage of air traffic controllers, JetBlue is trying to avoid a repeat of last summer's disruption.

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The Most Notable New Airline Routes This Week

Routes go to the heart of airlines and airports, and I celebrate them in my weekly newsletter.