John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK) is a major international airport located in Queens, New York City, 12 miles (20 km) southeast of Lower Manhattan. It is the busiest international air passenger gateway in the United States, handling 53,254,362 passengers in 2014. Over seventy airlines operate out of the airport. The airport features six passenger terminals and four runways and serves as a hub for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and is the primary Operating Base for JetBlue.
Opened as New York International Airport in 1948, it was commonly known as Idlewild Airport before being renamed in 1963 in memory of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, following his assassination. Wikipedia