Air Cargo Facilities at
John F. Kennedy International Airport

A photo of a parked aircraft.

The region's busiest air cargo airport easily accommodates long-haul direct and nonstop international and transcontinental traffic.

Cargo Buildings

JFK's Air Cargo Center consists of cargo handling and service facilities, including a Vetport (an animal care facility), and a U.S. Post Office Airport Mail Facility. Recent additions include:

Japan Airlines: One of the most advanced cargo facilities at JFK, JAL's - 260,000 square foot, $150-million cargo building is part of the revitalized Hangar 14 complex, which also houses the Port Authority Administrative offices.

Nippon Cargo Airlines: Consisting of 175,000 square feet, NCA's cargo terminal cost approximately $40 million to build and can accommodate two 747 freighters.

AMB Cargo Center: This 225,000 square-foot center provides storage and clearance services. U.S. Customs & Border Protection has consolidated most JFK office operations into approximately 110,000 square-feet of the facility.

DHL Global Forwarding (formerly known as Air Express International) completed its 90,000-square foot building in October 1998.

China Airlines Cargo: A modern handling facility, the China Airlines cargo facility, consisting of 81,000 square feet can accommodate two 747-400 freighters simultaneously.

Korean Air: opened its new, state-of-the-art $102-million, 220,000-square foot cargo facility in October 2000.

United Airlines: On November 20, 1997, United opened their new 98,500 square-foot Cargo Transfer Center (CTC) at JFK. The CTC, in conjunction with the new 65,000 square-foot Administration Building, which opened in March 1998, represents an investment of $35 million and replaced Hangar 8. The CTC is equipped to handle bulk and containerized shipments as well as provide 2,000 square-feet of cooler space and 3,500 square-feet of office space.

Aeroterm (Formerly Airis) Cargo Facilities: These are the two newest buildings, on adjacent sites in the airport's South Cargo Area, and provide state-of-the-art cargo space for their tenants, which include Lufthansa Cargo. Details of the project include: 434,615 square feet of building area (including 343,855 square feet of cargo warehouse, 87,670 square feet of office and 3,090 square feet of ground service equipment maintenance facility) on 42 acres. A 496,109 square foot aircraft ramp is able to accommodate six 747-400 freighters. On the land side, 101 truck docks provide fast and efficient service and relieve vehicular congestion.

For Leasing and Space Rentals, please contact Patrice James at 718 244-3641 or email:

For general inquiries, please contact:

Michael J. Bednarz
Manager, Air Cargo Business Development
Aviation Department

4 World Trade Center
150 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007
T: (212) 435-3772
F: (212) 435-3828
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