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Airports in New York

Updated Oct 05 2014 04:43 PM EST with 15 listings


There are 3 major airports and two smaller airports serving the New York Metropolitan area. They are run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority web site is a comprehensive and user friendly site for getting airport information:www.panynj.gov/airports.

For useful and informative facts about the selected airports, click on one of the below airports.

See AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION for their location relative to Manhattan

When you book a flight, be sure to check airline rates for each airport because ticket prices (even for the same airline) can vary greatly between airports. This is due to airlines charging different rates depending upon the amount of competition to a particular destination from each airports. For hints on getting the best prices for airline tickets, click: Tickets

Location: This airport is located in Queens at the south end of the Van Wyck Expressway. It is about 15 miles southeast from midtown Manhattan. When traffic is flowing well, it is about a 30-45 minute car ride. It is also easily accessible by MTA's AirTrain. See AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

Facts: JFK, as it is known on the street, is the biggest of the New York airports. Its 321-foot control tower coordinates the operations of terminals with 119 gates to service more than 80 airlines. It also has a general aviation terminal for corporate jets and private planes, numerous cargo terminals and major airplane servicing facilities. It has 2 pairs of parallel runways aligned at right angles to each other and records, on average, more than 443,000 takeoffs and landings in 2007.


AirTrain JFK:, see AirTrain JFK is the easiest way to get to JFK. It operates 24/7, 365 days a year. The AirTrain can be accessed from the Long Island Rail Road, New York City MTA subways and buses. The AirTrain stops at all airline terminals, hotel shuttle pick-up areas, rental car facilities and parking lots. Trains run from Jamaica or Howard Beach stations every 7 to 10 minutes during the day and evry 15 minutes from 8 pm and 4 am.

Layout of Airport:


JFK Airlines & Terminals

General Airport Numbers

J.F.K. Airport Service Numbers:

  • Information- 718-244-4444
  • Airport Police- 718-244-4225/6
  • Airport Emergency- 718-244-4225/6
  • Complaints- 800-498-7497
  • Customs- 718-553-1648
  • Immigration- 718-553-1688
  • Ground Transportation- 800-247-7433
  • Paging Someone- 718-751-1299
  • Parking Availability- 718-656-5699
  • Lost & Found- 718-244-4225
  • Dental Service- 718-656-4747
  • Medical Clinic- 718- 656-5344
  • Translators- Contact individual airline
  • Currency Exchange- 718-656-8444
  • Traveler's Aid- 718-656-4870

JFK Airport Terminals

Terminal 1
Airlines: Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air China, Air France, Alitalia, Austrain, Cayman Airways, China Airlines, China Eastern, Japan, Korean, Lufthansa, Olympic, Royal Air Marec, Saudi Arabian, Turkish
Gates: 1-11

Terminal 2
Airlines: Delta - First Class / Medallion / Business Elite Check-in
Gates: 19-29

Terminal 3
Airlines: Delta, Delta Connection, US Helicopter
Gates: 1-18

Terminal 4
Airlines: Aer Lingus, AeroGal, Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroSvit Ukrainian, Air Europa, Air India, Air Jamaica, Arik Air, Asiana, ATA, Avianca, Caribbean, Copa, Czech, Delta, Egypt Air, El Al, Emirates, Emirates, Etihad, Eurofly, JetBlue, KLM, Kuwait Airways, ACSA, LAN, LOT, Miami Air, North American, Pakistan International Airways, Qatar, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines, South African, Sun Country, Swiss International Airlines, TACA International, TAM, TravelSpanl, Uzbekistan, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, XL Airways.

Terminal 5
Gates: 1-25

Terminal 6
Airlines: All JetBlue services have moved to Terminal 5

Terminal 7
Airlines: ANA, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, Iceland Air, Quantas, United, United Express, US Airways
Gates: 1-12

Terminal 8
Airlines: Air Berlin, American, American Eagle, Finnair, Jet Airways, Malev, Mexicana
Gates: 1-47

Services Offered by Airport

The following services are available to JFK Airport as a whole:

Car Rentals: Most car rental depots are located around Federal Circle. Take the AirTrain to the car rental depots. Cheaper rentals are located outside of airport. Free phones (or service desks) at each arrival terminal connect you with your auto rental company.

  • Avis - 718-244-5400, toll free 800-230-4898 Reserve Online
  • Budget - 718-656-6010 or toll free 800-527-0700, Reserve Online
  • Dollar - 718-656-2400 or toll free 800-800-3665 Reserve Online
  • Hertz - 718-656-7600 or toll free 800-654-3131
  • National - 718-632-8300 or 877-222-9058 Reserve Online

JFK Medical Services: (718) 656-5344

  • The JFK Medical Care (Bldg. 22) is staffed 24/day with doctors and paramedics, and offer X-rays, therapy, immunizations and first aid. Credit cards accepted, and most major insurance plans are accepted. Walk-in treatment is available but appointments are preferred during normal business hours (Mo-Fr 8 am to 7 pm). They can provide the last minute immunizations recommended for certain destinations. See MEDICAL CARE.
  • JFK Vetport: (1-718) 656-8295 The JFK Vetport provides veterinary, kennel, quarantine and pet transport services. See CUSTOMS REGULATIONS for information about bringing pets into the USA.

Hotels: Most hotels offer free pick-up and drop-off at each terminal. If you want to stay at a NYC hotel, click: HOTELS but if you need to be right by the airport, click HOTELS BY AIRPORT

Holiday Inn JFK Airport: 144-02 135th Ave, 718-659-0200, 800-692-5350, fax: 718-322-2533 Holiday Inn
Hampton Inn JFK: 144-10 135th Ave, 718-322-8700, fax: 718-322-7933, toll-free: 866-STAY-JFK or 866-782-9535 Hampton
Ramada Queens: 718-526-8500 Ramada Take bus line Q-3 available from Terminal 4 at JFK airport. The bus stops in front of the hotel.
Sheraton JFK Hotel: 132-26 South Conduit Avenue. Tel: 718-322-7190, fax 718-489-1100 Sheraton

Services Common to All Terminals: Book/gift shops and newsstands, cafeterias, car rental counters, phones, cocktail lounges, duty-free shops, limousines, phones, hotel reservations, restrooms, ATMs and travel insurance. Those with international flights usually offer currency exchange.

Inter-terminal Transport within JFK: A free 24--hour shuttle bus runs every 5-15 minutes to all the terminals in the airport. Travelling time can run from 5-30 minutes. Free shuttles also run to long-term parking and to the Howard Beach/JFK subway station.
The Air-Train has mostly replaced the need for the shuttles, but connecting all terminals, and offering service to Jamica and Howard Beach stations. From there, you can hop on a subway to other transportation hubs and anywhere in New York City. More AirTrain Info

Location: This 680 acre airport is located on the nothern shore of Queens surrounded by Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay. It is directly east across the East River about 9 miles from midtown Manhattan and is accessible by the Grand Central Parkway, local highways, a ferry from Manhattan and by helicopter and seaplane.

Flights: La Guardia, as it is called,services mostly domestic destinations, Canada and the Caribbean. It has 4 terminals including a Marine Air Terminal. There are also separate terminals for US Airways and Delta Airlines. The US Airways and Delta shuttles run hourly to Boston and Washington, D.C.

Inter-terminal Transport within LGA:

Facts: La Guardia, as it is called, has 4 terminals including a Marine Air Terminal with 73 gates. It has two main runways.


Layout: La Guardia airport has one large Central Terminal Building with the upper level for departures and the lower roadway for arrivals and connected to a multi-story parking lot. To the east are the smaller Delta Terminal and the USAir Terminal and the USAir Shuttle Terminal. To the north is the Delta Shuttle Terminal and Marine Terminal.

Laguardia Air Shuttle (hourly flight) to Washington and Boston (Marine Air Terminal)

General Airport Numbers

Airport Services:

  • Airport Emergencies- 718-533-3900
  • Currency Exchange Information- 718-533-3400
  • Customs/Immigration- 718-476-4378, 718-476-5211
  • Ground Transportation- 800-247-7433, 718-533-3705
  • Information- 718-533-3400
  • Lost or Damaged Baggage- Contact individual airline
  • Medical Office- 718-476-5575
  • Paging- Contact individual airline
  • Parking- 718-533-3400
  • Police- 718-533-3900
  • Traveler's Aid- 718-476-5575

La Guardia's Terminals

Central Terminal Concourse A:
Airlines: Air Canada, America West
Services: Currency Exchange, Duty Free Shop, Restaurant, Security Checkpoint.

Central Terminal Concourse B:
Airlines: Colgan Air, Markair, TWA,
Services: Post Office, Restaurant, Security Checkpoint.

Central Terminal Concourse C:
Airlines: Midwest Express, United
Services: Restaurant, Security Checkpoint.

Central Terminal Concourse D:
Airlines: American, American Admirals Club, Canadian Airlines Intl. Midway Airlines
Services: Conference Room, Duty Free Shop, Restaurant, Shoeshine, Security Checkpoint.

USAir/Shuttle Terminal
USAir/Shuttle Terminal: Gates 1-22
Airlines: USAir
Services: USAir Club, bank, currency exchange, restaurant, shoeshine.

Delta Terminal: Gates 1-9A
Airlines: Delta, Northwest
Services: Delta Crown Room, Northwest Worldclub, bank, currency exchange, duty-free Shop and TDD.

Marine Air Terminal: Gates 1-9A
Airlines: Delta, Long Island Airlines
Services: Seaplane Base and Delta Shuttle, General civil aviation.

Location: New Jersey's biggest airport, Newark International is located south of Newark on Newark Bay. It is as close to Manhattan-approximately 16 miles southwest from midtown Manhattan and is especially convenient from and to the west side of Manhattan. It is accessible from the New Jersey Turnpike Exits 13A and 14 and from U.S. Routes 1 & 9 and I-78. It is 3 miles south of Newark, New Jersey. It is quite convenient for passengers continuing on by car to the north or south (via the New Jersey Turnpike) or the west on Rt. 78.

Facts: With three large terminals, service from 47 airlines, and decent access via public transportation, Newark is rapidly becoming the busiest of the thee airports. It has three runways on 2,027 acres and major cargo facilities. It has about 450,000 landings and takeoffs per year.

Flights: Newark Liberty International Airport is a major international airport with 36 international airlines. It is a favorite airport for international charter flights as well. Of course, it services destinations throughout the US and Canada as well.


International Passenger Facility: This facility is located between the B-2 and B-3 areas in Terminal B. Since it has been expanded, 3,000 passengers per hour can clear immigration and customs without delay. There is also a spacious meeter/greeter area with upgraded amenities and services. There is also a new check-in area for connecting flights. The new Concierge Center can help with everything from hotel reservations to theater tickets.

Layout: Its 3 terminals each with three levels, are located around a large circle road enclosing short-term and daily parking lots. It is connected to its long-term parking via a monorail.


Local traffic snafus are making Newark a popular choice, especially if your final destination is the West Side or downtown Manhattan. Located on Newark Bay, 16 miles southwest of Manhattan in New Jersey (30 mutes to an hour traveling time), it has one international and two domestic terminals, with shuttle bus connections and easy public transportation options to and from Midtown.

Airport Services:

  • Airport Emergencies- 201-961-6633
  • Currency Exchange- 201-961-4720
  • Customs- 201-645-3409
  • Ground Transportation- 800-247-7433
  • Immigration- 201-645-3239
  • Information- 201-961-6000
  • Lost & Found- Contact individual airline
  • Paging- Contact individual airline
  • Parking- 201-961-4751
  • Police- 201-961-6230

Services at all terminals:

Upper Level (Departure Level): Check-in, duty-free shops, restaurants, shoeshine, TDD.
Concourse Level: Business center, currency exchange, nursery, restaurants.
Lower Level: (Arrivals level): Baggage Claim, car rental phones, ground transportation desk or phones, hotel information.

Terminals: Description and Numbers

Terminal A:
Gates: 10-18, 20-28, 30-39
Airlines: American, Colgan, Kiwi, Midway, TWA, United, USAir.

International Terminal B:
Gates: 60-68 International Arrivals, 40-48, 50-58, 60-68
Airlines: Air Aruba, Air France, American (Int'l Arr.), American Trans Air, Avianca, British Airways, Carnival Air Lines, Continental (int'l arrivals), Delta, El Al, Eva Airways, LOT, Lufthansa, Martinair Holland, Mexicana, Midwest Express, Northwest, SAS (Int'l Arrivals), TAP Air Portugal, United (Int'l Arrivals) and Virgin Atlantic
Services: U.S. Customs, U.S. Immigration, Information, INSPASS, Traveler's Aid

Terminal C
Gates: 70-91, 100-115, 120-134
Airlines: Air Canada, Alitalia (dep.), America West, Continental, SAS (dep.),
Services: Bank, Business Center, Chapel

Alternative Airports in Bad Weather: Hartford and Philadelphia Airports are the other major airports to which flight are diverted when bad weather shuts down the NYC airports.

Major Passenger Airports (4 listings total)

JFK International Airport Home Page

Online homepage of JFK. Rich site offering information on getting to, from & around JFK airport including disability access, airlines, terminal services, other airports & tourist information.
Website: panynj.gov

LaGuardia Airport

Click here for a terminal map.
Tel 718-476-5000
Emergencies: 718-533-3900; Information: 718-533-3400
Lost and Found: 718-533-3988; Website: panynj.gov

Newark Airport Official Home Page

Online homepage of EWR. Rich site offering information on getting to, from & around EWR airport including disability access, airlines, terminal services, other airports & tourist information.
Website: panynj.gov

Newark International Airport

Click here for a terminal map.
Emergencies 973-961-6230
Info Line: 973-961-6000; Website: panynj.gov

Other Airports (civilian, Sports, Private) (3 listings total)

Other civil aviation airports within NYC include:

Flushing Airport
Evers Sea Plane Base City Island NYC
Edd Sea Plane Base, College Point Queens
Coast Guard Air Station and Sea Plane Base Brooklyn
Downtown Skyport
Midtown Seaplane Base

There are dozens of small airports surrounding New York City including many Sea Plane Bases. Some have scheduled service.

On Long Island East of NYC:

Mac Arthur Airport, Holbrook
Republic Airport Farmingdale, Long Island,
Brookhaven Airport,
Grumman Peconic River Airport, Calverton
Edwards Airport, Wayvile
Spadaro Airport, Speonk LI
Suffolk County Airport, West Hampton
Riverhead Airport, Riverhead
Montauk Airport, LI
East Hampton Airport, LI
Mattituck Airport, North Fork LI
Grumman Bethpage Airport (Restricted)
Suburban Seaplane Base, Long Beach LI

In New Jersey:

Teterburo Airport, NJ
Jersey City Sea Plane Base
Essex County Airport.
Harbor Airport, Secaucus NJ (Seaplanes)
Linden Airport
Monmouth County Airport

In Westchester:

Westchester Airport. NY
Stamford Sea Plane Base (Connecticut)

Web site for Major World Airports:

MacArthur Airport

Locted on Long Island about an hour East of NYC, this satellite airport is quickly expanding to include some major carriers and routes.
Tel 631-467-3210
Website: flylima.com

Teterboro Airport - New Jersey

Located near NYC in Teterboro, NJ this airport serves as a base for executive aviation for the metropolitan area. Click here for the Port Authority's Teterboro site.
Tel 201-288-1775
Fax: 201-288-6512; Website: teb.com

Westchester County Airport

Located in Westchester County in nearby White Plains, NY. NYC satellite airport with commuter airline flights.
Tel 914-285-4850
Website: squid-ink.com

Seaplane Marine Terminals (2 listings total)

Evers Seaplane Base and Marina (6N6)

Mostly a marina but still calls itself a Seaplane base.
in Bronx, Tel 718-863-9111

New York Skyport Seaplane Base (6N7)

Sightseeing operations offered by SeaAir NY.
E. 23rd St., Kips Bay NY Fax 212-681-8119
Operator: 212-681-4779

Heliports (5 listings total)

Charles Poletti Heliport

in Queens,

Downtown Manhattan Heliport (8NY6)

Owned by NYC and operated by The Port Autority. Helicopter service to airports. 7 min. to Newark/LGA; 8 min. to JFK. Liberty Helicopters and Wall Street Helicopters fly from here.
111 Wall St., Financial District NY 10004 Pier 6, East River, Tel 212-248-7240
Fax: 212-863-3792; Manager: 212-558-7001
Website: panynj.gov

East 34th Street Heliport (6N5)

Owned by NYC and operated by American Port Services. No weekend flights.
E. 34th St., enter at FDR Drive, East River, Manager 212-889-0986

One Police Plaza Heliport (NK39)

Reserved for police use

West 30th Street Heliport (JRA)

Owned by the State DOT. Air Pegasus and Liberty Helicopters fly from here.
W. 30th St., Midtown South NY Tel 212-569-4443
Fax: 212-563-0526; Manager: 212-563-4442