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New York J. F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

New York, USA


JFK is the 52nd best airport according to our worldwide airport ranking. Almost 60 million air passengers travel through the airport annually, making it the busiest airport in New York City and the fifth busiest airport in the US.

8.1

On-Time Performance

6

Quality of service

4

Passenger sentiment

JFK Flight Delays and Flight Cancelations


8.1

On-Time Performance

More than 560 flights depart from John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport daily. The average flight delay percentage (more than 15 mins) for the airport was 19% in 2016, which is less than Los Angeles International Airport but more than at Chicago O'Hare International. London-Heathrow International Airport is the destination that receives the largest traffic from JFK. Despite the heavy traffic, JFK manages to hold true to its tight schedule, ranking 8/10 for punctuality. Last year, only 1% of all flights departing from the airport were canceled or heavily delayed (more than three hours).For delays longer than three hours and cancellations, airline passengers are entitled to compensation under EU regulation. If you encounter these flight disruptions you could be eligible for up to $600. Alternatively, if you are denied boarding at JFK due to an overbooked flight you may be entitled to up to $1350. Learn more about your air passenger rights when traveling to the EU from JFK.

On-time performance for nearby airports

Compared to other major airports in the US, JFK’s on-time performance Score of 8.1 is below the average of 8.3.

Nearby Airport On-Time Performance
New York Laguardia Airport 8.4
White Plains 8.1
Newark Liberty International Airport 7.1
Flight Delay Compensation

Had a Delayed or Canceled Flight from JFK Airport?

Every year, 19% of flights departing from JFK airport are delayed (more than 15 mins) or canceled. AirHelp assists air passengers who have experienced a flight delay or cancellation to get compensation from their airline. Simply enter your flight details for any flight that has been delayed or canceled in the last three years to check your eligibility. You could be owed up to $600 in compensation.

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Flights from JFK

JFK is one of the largest international airports in the United States. It’s the fifth busiest airport in the nation and the busiest international airport in New York City, with more than 560 flights departing every day. Delta, JetBlue and American are the airlines that carry the highest number of passengers from JFK.

Airline Score
1. British Airways
2. Emirates
3. American Airlines
4. Delta
5. JetBlue Airways Corporation

Most Popular Flight Routes

Delayed or Canceled Flight Routes from JFK

Did you know that any delayed, canceled or overbooked flight you’ve taken in the last 3 years could be eligible for compensation from the airline? Wherever you’re flying from -- EU, US or international, you have unique passenger rights for the region. For flights from JFK airport you could be eligible for up to $600 in compensation for delays or cancellations and up to $1350 for overbooked flights. Learn more about your air passenger rights when your flight has been delayed and what steps to take next.

Route Flights
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1. JFK to PEK (Beijing Capital Intl Airport, Beijing, China) 66%
2. JFK to SVO (Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow, Russian Federation) 53%
3. JFK to PVG (Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai, China) 48%

Had a flight delay from JFK in the last 3 years? You could be eligible to claim compensation.

Did you know that any delayed, canceled or overbooked flight you’ve taken in the last 3 years could be eligible for compensation from the airline? Wherever you’re flying from -- EU, US or international, you have unique passenger rights for the region. For flights from JFK airport, you could be eligible for up to $600 in compensation for delays or cancellations and up to $1350 for overbooked flights. Learn more about your air passenger rights when your flight has been delayed and what steps to take next.

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JFK Service & Quality Ratings


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Quality of service

JFK airport ranks 3/5 for its Skytrax score, which is a quality performance rating of more than 500 airports. The Skytrax score measures each airport on a number of factors including terminal comfort and cleanliness, passenger facilities, and service ratings at check-in, security and customs among other things.

How Passengers feel about JFK Airport


4

Passenger sentiment

We analyzed passengers' opinions on Twitter about their experience traveling to and from JFK and the overall satisfaction level was 4 on a scale of 10, making it less satisfactory than other US airports such as Los Angeles International but more satisfactory than Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

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About JFK Airport


JFK is a major hub for US travel, with flight routes to both local and international destinations.In the last few years, improvements have been made to terminals, roadways and inter-terminal transportation at JFK.

JFK Airport Location

JFK airport is located just outside downtown Manhattan, New York City. It is 12 miles from lower Manhattan in the neighborhood of Jamaica in the borough of Queens.

Getting around JFK

Airport map: https://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-airport-map.html

Baggage Claim Issues

Baggage Claim Issues at JFK

If you’ve lost your baggage or your luggage was delayed or damaged, you could be entitled to compensation from your airline. Learn more about your rights to compensation and what steps you should take when you experience a luggage-related issue.
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Get compensation when your air travel doesn't go as planned.

If you’ve been on a delayed, canceled, or disrupted flight in the last three years, the airlines might owe you money for your troubles. Check with AirHelp to see if your flight qualifies for compensation.

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