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Flights from New York John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy International Airport, originally New York International Airport, is a major airport in the United States of America. The aviation facility is located in Queens, New York City, about 20 km southeast of Lower Manhattan. It is the country's busiest international air passenger gateway, reportedly handling 53,254,362 passengers in 2014. JFK International Airport serves as a hub for the following airlines: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Kalitta Air, and Polar Air Cargo. It is also a focus city for Avianca, Caribbean Airlines, and Norwegian Long Haul.

Where to go

Empire State Building - The Empire State Building is one of the most iconic structures in New York City. The 102-storey skyscraper is located in Midtown Manhattan, easily spotted thanks to its roof height of 1,250 ft (381 m). With the antenna spire included, the Empire State Building stands at a height of 1,454 ft, and was the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years since its completion in early 1931. It was beaten by the original World Trade Center's North Tower in late 1970. The Empire State Building regained its title as the tallest building in New York after the September 11 attacks in 2001. The Empire State Building contains one of the most popular outdoor observatories in the world; its 86th-floor observation deck provides breath-taking panoramic views of the city.

Chinatown, Manhattan - The Chinatown in Manhattan is one of nine Chinatown neighborhoods in the city, and one of the twelve in the New York metropolitan area. Manhattan Chinatown is popular with locals and tourists for its large and vibrant dining scene, featuring over 300 Chinese restaurants and eateries. It is so prominent that several tour companies have programs to take visitors through Manhattan Chinatown to taste the unique dishes there. It also contains landmarks such as the Church of the Transfiguration and the statues of Lin Zexu and Confucius.

Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly referred to by locals as The Met, is the largest art museum in the country and one of the tenth largest in the world. The permanent collection consists of over two million works, comprising of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the internationally-celebrated European artists, and American and modern art.

Short-haul destinations that are among the busiest international routes from JFK International Airport are Santiago and Santo Domingo, both in the Dominican Republic. The Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic is known for its pristine beaches and beautiful resorts. It is also quickly becoming the premier golf destination in the Caribbean.

Many of the top international destinations from JFK International Airport are to long-haul destinations, including London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Madrid. If opting to go to Spain, the top-rated attractions of Madrid include Museo Reina Sofia, Mercado de San Miguel, the Temple of Debod, the Royal Palace, Retiro Park, and Gran Vía, also known as the Broadway of Madrid.

How to get out

John F. Kennedy International Airport is one of only four airports in North America offering scheduled direct passenger service to all six inhabited continents. Airlines providing the most connections with JFK International Airport are American Airlines, American Eagle, Caribbean Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, and JetBlue.

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