Jet Blue’s Terminal 5 At JFK Interntaional
Originally known as Idlewild Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) opened in 1942 on 1,000 acres of marshy tidelands on the site of the Idlewild golf course. In 1963, the airport was rechristened John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), after the late president.
Over the years, many famous airlines have made JFK their home, including Pan Am, Eastern, National and TWA, with its grandiose terminal-the Saarinen building, one of JFK’s greatest landmarks. Today, JetBlue’s new home, Terminal 5, is linked directly to this architectural wonder designed by Eero Saarinen as a physical symbol of flight.
At T5, you’ll have the opportunity to experience aviation history, and soon, you will have the option to walk through this classic modernist building, to enter Terminal 5. The Saarinen building is not currently open to the public, however the Port Authority of NY & NJ is working on building renovations finding a new tenant for the space.