John F. Kennedy internationally air haven

USGS-Luftbild des JFK International Airports
USGS - aerial photograph of the JFK internationally air haven

John F. Kennedy internationally air haven is the main airport of New York town center. It is one of the largest airports of the world and is in Queens because of the Jamaica Bay. Enterprises becomes it of the haven Authority OF New York and new jersey, which operates also the airports LaGuardia air haven and Newark Liberty internationally air haven. It is appropriate for 4 m over NN.

The history of the airport begins already in April 1942, when one drying-put the swampy Tideland, to about 4 km ², beside the Idlewild golf course. Here also the first name of the airport comes, which was called at the beginning Idlewild air haven. Until today the airport was five times extended.

There were the first commercial flights starting from that 1. July 1948. To 31. July 1948 it officially inaugurated on the name New York internationally air haven. To 24. December 1963 it on resolution of the mayor and the Stadrats of the city New York and the airport company renamed in John F. Kennedy internationally air haven. In the first building phase to end of 1948 approximately 150 million USD were invested. Until today the entire Investment rose to 4.3 billion USD. At deliveries and taxes the airport paid 30.1 billion USD so far at New York and new Yersey, which represents a not surveyable restaurant factor. At wages and salaries were paid so far 11.2 billion USD.

Karte der USA, New York hervorgehoben
Airport characteristic data
IATA - Code: JFK
I.C.A.O. - Code: KJFK
terminal: 9
distance of the city centre: 24 km
of passengers 2005: Today altogether

9 terminals have 41 million the airport. Terminal 1 was already taken 1948 in enterprise. The terminals 2 and 3 1960 and 1962. Terminal 4, the former arrival building for international flights, was completely converted and taken in May 2001 again in enterprise. For the first time one distributed the landing and takeoff on the airport on two different levels, which led to substantial improvements in the dispatching. Terminal 5, traditionally the terminal Trans World Airlines, is at present unused. Terminal 6, formerly traditionally used by TWA, was finished 1969. Today it is used mainly by JetBlue Airways. Terminal 7 was opened 1970 and served mainly for the dispatching of British air lanes. Terminal 8 was finished 1960 and served the dispatching of international flights for American air lines. Terminal 9 was taken 1959 in enterprise.

The current supply is regulated over its own power station, by means of gas turbines of newest design altogether 90 megawatts achievement has and its waste heat is sufficient around the whole complex with long-distance heating and warm water to supply. The daily water requirement on the airport is with 13.500 m ³.

The overall length of all runways together amounts to nearly 14 km. Runway 4R-22L is 2,500 m long and 60 m broad. The 4L-22R is 3,400 m long and 45 m broad. The runway 13L-31R is 3,000 m long and 45 m broad. The 13R-31L is 4,350 m long and 45 m broad. The runways 4R and 22L at present developed

the storage capacity of the fuel yards continues to amount to 144,000 m ³, divided in 62 tanks, from which 40 tanks lie in the periphery of 80 km and are connected with the airport by underground inlets.

airport statistics

(numbers rounded)

Year start/landings of passengers air freight (ton) air mail (tons)
1949 81,000 222,000 4,580 1,150
1960 248,000 8.803.000 138,000 44,000
1970 365,000 19.096.000 759,000 143,000
1980 307,000 26.796.000 1.169.000 142.000
1995 340,000 31.377.000 1.637.000 117,000
1997 353,000 31.357.000 1.702.000 134,000
1999 343,000 31.708.000 1.752.000 153,000
2000 345,000 32.827.000 1.864.000 140,000
2001 294,000 29.350.000 1.521.000 126,000
2002 287,000 29.939.000 1.668.000 84,000

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coordinates: 40° 38 ′ 34 " N, 73° 47 ′ 15 " W


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