New York City is a top choice for corporate travelers worldwide. It is home to many of America’s most dynamic, profitable and great cities. It is also home to one of the most important financial centers in the world (i.e. It is anchored by Wall Street, and is a hub for entertainment and publishing. It’s not surprising that it has three airports: Newark Liberty International Airport EWR, LaGuardia Airport LGA, and J. F. Kennedy International Airport JFK.
New York JFK Facts and Figures
JFK Airport, located 25 km from Manhattan in Queens is the largest airport of New York State. It also serves as one of the busiest business travel hubs in the US (more than 50 million travelers per year) and internationally. There are six terminals in operation (numbering 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 8). Terminal 6 was demolished by the government in 2011. Terminal 3 was built in 2013. The 4th runway is currently being redeveloped to meet the needs of Group VI aircraft. This will continue until December 2015. There are many business travel options for New York, with more than 90 airlines flying to and from JFK. The destinations and points of origin can be anywhere in the US, Canada or Latin America. Corporate travellers have a choice between non-stop flights to over 100 international destinations. This may be a convenient option for your next business trip. Due to its location, JFK can be subject to weather-related delays. Corporate travelers are advised to prepare for possible thunderstorms during summer. These can cause delays in the US as well as snow, rain, and other slush throughout winter. The risk of hurricanes increases in the months between June-November.
Our business travel agents advise corporate and leisure travelers to allow ample time to get to JFK. Many were left wondering if they would make it to JFK in time. Don’t forget America is here. Keep in mind, however, that the TSA is more important than security checkpoints. Take a deep breath, and bring a book or other entertainment to keep you entertained. Arrive early.