JFK Air Cargo Study

As the second largest employer in Queens, employing 69,000 people and contributing $4.1 billion in wages annually, JFK Airport is a key factor in the economic growth of New York City. Along with its surrounding communities, it represents the seventh largest cargo airport in the country, having shipped and received 1.3 million tons of cargo in 2010.  Over 15,000 people at JFK work directly in air cargo related jobs.  Regionally, the air cargo industry supports over 50,000 jobs, $8.6 billion in sales and almost $3.0 billion in wages. 

These factors demonstrate the significant impact the JFK air cargo community has had in Queens and its neighboring boroughs. NYCEDC partnered with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to study the air cargo industry and plan for its future at JFK. The JFK Air Cargo Study aimed to address cargo and logistics business needs and concerns related to facilities, infrastructure, access, and business development.  The study produced an action plan designed to ensure that future development accommodates growth in cargo tonnage.

Photos courtesy of the Port Authority of NY and NJ

  • JKF Airport
  • Aircraft loading
  • Containers loading
  • Airport exterior

Air Cargo Study

Executive Summary

Chapter 1 Goals and Objectives

Chapter 2 Understanding the Issues

Chapter 3 Industry Due Diligence

Chapter 4 Issues Identification and Analysis

Chapter 5 Competitive Analysis

Chapter 6 Air Cargo Capacity and Future Demand

Chapter 7 JFK Business and Financial

Chapter 8 Marketing and Business Development

JFK International Airport Air Cargo Action Agenda


Appendix A pages 1-6

Appendix A pages 7-12

Appendix A pages 13-18

Appendix A pages 19-24

Appendix B-K