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The City That Never Sleeps stays true to its name for nonstop action throughout NYC. No matter which borough you find yourself in, there will be 24/7 restaurants, creaky subway trains, and people out and about all night.

Another reason this city never sleeps is the constant flights through its combined 5 airports at all hours. They are called red eyes for a reason after all…

View of the inside of JFK airport

People arrive in this megacity 24/7/365 whether flying into one of the major 3 hubs of JFK, Laguardia (LGA) or just across the state border in Newark (EWR).

Those being the busiest, of course. However, there is also a small airport in Long Island/Islip (ISP) as well as nearby Stewart (SWF), which even offers international flights to Europe.

New York City is an amazing place for a stopover, a long-term stay or a gateway to wherever your final destination may be.

Let's Talk JFK

apple logo at JFK airport

Conspiracy theories abound about what exactly happened behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in the 1960's.

All we know here at Travel Off Path is the second most connected airport is named after the 35th President.

We can't tell you if there was a second shooter, if it was an inside job or if men in black showed up to witnesses' homes; the only JFK we can help you with is the John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens.

Chances are, if you have New York City on your itinerary, you'll be making a pit stop, at the very least, to JFK.

Gotham city sign at JFK airport

The World Is Your Oyster

They say “the world is your oyster”, but it makes matters more complicated if you live in the middle of nowhere.

At JFK, it's a different story. You can pick just about anywhere in the world. Of course, not every destination has direct flights to/from the U.S., but connections are plentiful.

As the most connected airport in America, your best bet for the most convenient flight is right here at JFK, whether domestic or going abroad.

Turkish airlines plane at JFK

With dozens of international airlines, plus many U.S.-based carriers flying overseas, taking your dream trip is easily doable.

Travelers can fly nonstop from JFK to some bucket-list destinations, such as Iceland, Türkiye, Kenya and Morocco.

Although many choose New York as their destination as well, and who wouldn't? This iconic city is a never-ending playground for all types of travelers ranging from family vacations, solo trippers and romantic getaways.

The Leading Airline At JFK

Turkish airlines plane at JFK

Delta is not only the leading carrier at JFK, but also currently leading travelers in the right direction. Out of all major U.S. airlines, they rank the best in terms of reliability, getting their passengers where they need to go.

One of American travelers' favorite airlines has a wide offering of flights within their network from JFK, whether connecting or taking a straight shot to your destination of choice.

Right now, especially on the East Coast, travelers are seeking to escape the frigid cold temperatures to warm-weather places, such as the Caribbean or Americans' favorite vacation spot – Mexico.

italy flag in rome

Delta will resume its route to Kingston, Jamaica on January 13th and also currently flies to a number of vacation hotspots, such as Los Cabos, Cancun, and Punta Cana, to name a few.

Those looking ahead to Spring 2024 can circle May 23rd on their calendars for exciting new routes from JFK to Shannon, Ireland and Rome, Italy for an unforgettable European trip.

Where JFK Ranks In Flight Connectivity

JFK is the top airport in the U.S. in terms of connectivity but is not alone as the only U.S. airport to crack the top 10 worldwide.

plane landing at jfk

Here are the top 10 most connected airports in the world, according to OAG:

  • London, U.K. – LHR
  • New York City, NY – JFK
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands – AMS
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – KUL
  • Tokyo, Japan – HND
  • Frankfurt, Germany – FRA
  • Istanbul, Turkiye – IST
  • Seoul, South Korea – ICN
  • Paris, France – CDG
  • Chicago, Illinois – ORD

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Friday 29th of December 2023

The flag that is displayed is clearly a flag of Italy likey from a site in Italy. It is not the Mexican flag and probably not a location in Mexico.


Friday 29th of December 2023

@MD, Rome Altare della Patria


Monday 25th of December 2023

Can you show us please those current international flights from Stewart?