John F. Kennedy International Airport, also known as JFK, is located in the borough of Queens, in the city of New York. With an average of 47 million annual passengers since 2007, and having handled 49 million in 2012, JFK is one of the leading US international airport. Despite its original plans, a modest 1,000-acre airport, JFK, named in the memory of the ex president, currently covers 4,930 acres, and has more than 30 miles of roadway.
Since it first commercial flight in July 1948, JFK has been economically contributing to the New York/New Jersey region generating more than 220,000 jobs and about $11.3 billion in wages and salaries. Around 36,000 people currently work at the airport.