Air Cargo Facilities at
John F. Kennedy International Airport

A photo of a parked aircraft.

JFK's Air Cargo Center consists of cargo handling and service facilities, including a The ARK at JFK (a state of the art animal handling facility), a U.S. Post Office Airport Mail Facility, and an Airport Travel Plazas facility which includes truck fueling, truck parking, and other services. Newest among these are:

Air France- KLM: Open in August of 2016, this is JFK’s newest cargo warehouse facility.  It has a nearly 70,000 square foot  cargo warehouse and the capability to handle B747-8F aircraft.

The ARK at JFK: JFK’s new animal handling facility located in Building 78, directly adjacent to Air France -KLM Cargo, offers veterinary capabilities, kenneling, and handling of equine, bovine, swine, birds and exotic & zoo animals.  It also accommodates freighter aircraft including the B747-8F aircraft.

Cargo Airport Services (CAS): One of the most advanced cargo facilities at JFK, CAS operates Building 151, a 260,000 square-foot cargo building.  It is part of the Hangar 14 complex, which also houses the Port Authority Administrative offices.

American Airlines: Consisting of 175,000 square-feet, American’s Building 79 cargo terminal has superior cold chain handling capabilities and can accommodate two 747 freighters.

Prologis Cargo Center: This 225,000 square-foot center located in Building 77 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: This 90,000 square-foot building opened in October 1998 and is the largest freight forwarding facility currently on JFK premises.

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.  This facility has the capabilities to handle B747-8F aircraft.

Aeroterm Cargo Facilities: These are two newer 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 and Delta Cargo. These facilities combined 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 B747-8F freighters. On the landside, 101 truck docks provide fast and efficient service and relieve vehicular congestion.

For Leasing and Space Rentals, please contact Dianne Taglich-Oh at 718-244-3655 or email

For General Enquiries, Please Contact:

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

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