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About *T4*

Welcome to T4 and NYC. It’s easy to relax and enjoy yourself when you know your way around. And more fun when you meet locals with insider tips to share.

That’s where we come in. Everyone at T4 is eager to help you get where you’re going, whether you’re online or in transit. We want you to have a great time in our city — and on your way here or home. Think of us as your destination en route to your destination.

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Our Terminal

T4 is the largest terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and the only privately operated terminal in the United States. Covering over two million square feet, T4 is home to 22 airlines, has over 12,000 employees, and serves more than 25 million passengers each year. 

T4 by the Numbers

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    The heaviest aircraft departing from T4, the Airbus A380, weighs 1.2 million pounds (that's over 600 tons)!
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    Cabs dispatched daily from T4’s indoor taxi stand. You’ll be impressed with how quickly we keep the line moving.
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    Bags checked in at T4 annually. That’s more than 2000 bags an hour, or nearly 35 bags a minute, every day. Whew!

Our Brand Values

  • Be Friendly

    Every interaction with our staff should make you feel welcomed and at home with special moments that surprise and delight. 

  • Be Happy

    Traveling can be stressful, and we want to create that special feeling of fun and adventure that leaves you with a smile.

  • Be Informative

    We will always go above and beyond to help you achieve your goals both inside and outside of the terminal.

  • Be Safe

    Safety is our top priority and we are always working with government and law enforcement partners to ensure that our employees and customers are safe and secure.

  • Be Memorable

    New York City and Queens are very special places and we want to bring a piece of the city to you, so you know you have arrived in the Big Apple. 

T4 Milestones

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    JFKIAT Established

    JFKIAT was selected by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to develop, build, and manage the International Arrivals Building at JFK.

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    Terminal 4 Reopens

    T4 reopened in May after undergoing a $1.4 billion redevelopment that transformed the former International Arrivals Building into a modern and efficient air terminal.

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    First Class Firsts

    The first scheduled service A380 in the US, Emirates 202, departed from T4.

    T4 was also the first terminal with a jet bridge to connect a lounge to an A380, allowing first class passengers to board directly from the Emirates lounge.

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    Taxi, Taxi!

    T4 became the only terminal at JFK with an indoor taxi queue allowing for a more efficient taxi stand and better customer service

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    Bigger is Better

    T4 completed the Phase I expansion in May adding a total of 457,600 sq. ft. including 9 new gates, and Delta opened its largest US lounge in T4.

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    New Concourse, New Gates

    T4 opened the B Concourse Phase II 80,000 sq. ft. expansion in January, adding 11 new gates to accommodate Delta’s regional jets

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    A Brand New Look

    T4’s new brand was launched, and Terminal 4 turned 15 years old. A record breaking 20.6 million passengers travelled through T4 in 2016.

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    Terminal 4 became the first air terminal to earn LEED Gold certification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance in the U.S. 

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    Safety First

    T4 opened its new state-of-the-art Security Operations Center (SOC), which allows for more proactive management of the terminal.

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    Digitizing T4

    Digital terminal initiatives launched at T4 with implementation of Aira Access, Biometrics exit gates, interactive Google translator, and a new digital terminal wayfinding system.

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    Further Expansion

    T4 earns first LEED Platinum certification for aviation industry in the nation; Opening of Phase 2.5 extension with 10 new RJ gates and expansion of Phase 2 B concourse gates.

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    Delta Consolidation

    As of Jan. 14, Delta has officially moved its operations out of JFK Terminal 2 and consolidated all operations to Terminal 4.

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    People never forget how you made them feel

    On average, T4 employees say “Have a great flight!” to 70,000 passengers daily.

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    Au revoir, adiós, arrivederci, sayonara

    Passengers on 40% of our flights are bound for international destinations.

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    Lights! Camera! T4 Action!

    T4 was a location in The Bourne Ultimatum, Demolition, Girls, House of Lies, and dozens of other films and TV shows.

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    Get those miles in

    T4 has more than 122,000 square feet of shops and restaurants. That’s a mile end-to-end — perfect for doing some cardio before your flight!

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Come be part of our next big milestone

If you would like to inquire about retail and concessions opportunities with T4, please contact the business directly. You can find their information on the Directory page.

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T4 Tip

T4 Tip

Whether you need to recharge yourself or your devices, we’ve got you covered. T4 is home to five XpresSpas, and there are electronic charging stations throughout the concourses. 

With ongoing roadway construction at JFK Airport, your journey may have significant delays.

We recommend our T4 guests to allow some extra time to reach the terminal. Travelers are also encouraged to pre-book parking 48 hours in advance to guarantee parking and avoid the surcharge by clicking here. Alternatively, parking is available at Federal Circle, and take a transfer from there to T4 with the AirTrain.

Worried about long lines at security?

With Reserve powered by CLEAR, you can save your spot ahead of time and avoid the wait. No checked-in bag? You may go directly to the TSA checkpoint at level 1, on the east of the terminal.

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