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A Snapshot of American in New York

American Airlines has served the New York market for more than 80 years. With a keen understanding of the needs of New York passengers, it offers them a global route network augmented by its oneworld® Alliance membership and joint business partnerships; its state-of-the art international terminal at JFK International Airport; AAdvantage, the industry’s first frequent flyer program; and its long-standing commitment to the Greater New York community.


  • American was the first major airline to serve New York, flying initially from Floyd Bennett Field on Long Island in 1936. American was first at LaGuardia Airport in 1939, and in 1953 moved its long-haul flights to JFK International Airport, then known as Idlewild airport.
  • American and American Eagle operate out of Terminal 8 at JFK and out of Concourse C and Concourse D in the Central Terminal at LGA. American Airlines and American Eagle operate from Terminal A at EWR.
  • In the New York area, American and American Eagle offer nonstop service to nearly 60 destinations with more than 220 daily flights from all four New York area airports – LaGuardia, JFK, Newark and White Plains/Westchester County.
  • American currently offers service from New York to 25 destinations beyond the U.S. 
  • In 2012, American and American Eagle carried around 14 million passengers through JFK, LGA and Newark airports.
  • American's employment in the New York metro area is more than 8,000. American’s presence supports nearly 100,000 jobs in the New York metro area. This occurs through our impact on local suppliers, consumer spending by employees, passenger spending, taxation, eased business transactions and a strong environment for business growth. 
  • American Airlines plays a key role in New York’s economy, generating approximately $9.6 billion in economic activity in New York State, including $1.5 billion in direct spending.
  • Executives: Timothy J. Ahern, Vice President – New York and International

Admirals Club

JFK B Admirals Club

  • 11,200 square feet
  • Located one floor up at the entrance to Concourse B just prior to Gate 12
  • Seating capacity: 171
  • Cyber café with HP TouchSmart PCs with high-speed Internet access
  • Business center with HP Compaq dc7900 PCs with high-speed Internet access
  • Children’s room with HP PCs and a TV
  • Private showers: 7 (includes 1 ADA accessible and shared with Flagship Lounge)
  • Conference rooms: 2
  • Electrical outlets: 134
  • TV lounges: 2
  • TVs: 5 flat panel televisions with DirecTV
  • Hours of operation: 5:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. daily

JFK B Flagship Lounge

  • 7,000 square feet
  • Located within the Admirals Club lounge one floor up at the entrance to Concourse B
  • Seating capacity: 102
  • Cyber café with HP TouchSmart PCs with high-speed Internet access
  • Business center with HP Compaq dc7900 PCs with high-speed Internet access
  • Private showers: 7 (includes 1 ADA accessible and shared with Admirals Club)
  • Electrical outlets: 98
  • TV lounge
  • TVs: 2 flat panel televisions with DirecTV
  • Hours of operation: 5:15 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. daily
  • Ving Card Access

JFK C Admirals Club

  • 14,071 square feet on Concourse C
  • Located in Concourse C near Gate 42
  • Seating capacity: 255
  • Cyber café with HP TouchSmart PCs with high-speed Internet access
  • Quiet area with eight Eames lounge chairs, business carrels, a drop down laptop ledge and two private phones booths
  • Club Café area with additional room for dining
  • Business center with HP Compaq 8000 Elite PCs
  • Children’s room with HP Compag 8000 Elite PCs and a TV
  • Private showers: 3 (one handicap accessible)
  • TV lounges: 2
  • TVs: 5 flat panel televisions with DirecTV
  • Historic New York-centric photos throughout
  • Hours of operation: 5:15 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily

LGA D Admirals Club

  • Located in Concourse D, inside security across from Gate D1
  • 15,185 square feet
  • Seating capacity: 306
  • Business Center with six work stations, some including HP Compaq dc7900 PCs
  • “Plug and play” laptop counters will be added with a total of 15 work stations, some including HP Compaq dc7900 PCs
  • Global printing solution, powered by PrinterOn, which allows guests to submit print jobs via email or webpage uploads from any location and retrieve them in the lounge
  • Copier and fee-based fax service
  • Cyber Café featuring HP TouchSmart PCs
  • Conference rooms: 2 (one with seating for eight and one with seating for 12)
  • Dual purpose VIP/conference room with seating for six
  • TVs: six flat panel televisions
  • Telephones: 15
  • Newspapers offered: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today
  • Hours of operation: 5 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sunday – Friday, 5 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Community Support

  • American in active in local, regional and international organizations that foster New York City’s economic growth as well as in a host of community and civic programs supporting diverse causes including:
    • The Apollo Theater
    • Association for a Better New York
    • Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens
    • Citymeals-on-Wheels
    • Elton John AIDS Foundation
    • Harlem Stage
    • Lincoln Center Theater
    • The Nederlander Organization
    • New York City Opera 
    • New York City’s Ladders for Leaders
    • The Shubert Organizations
  • The American Airlines Theater underscores American's continuing commitment to New York City, its institutions and its hopes for the future. The Theater is home to a number of Broadway productions, bringing to life the musicals and plays that make New York so iconic.
  • To learn more about American’s overall corporate citizenship, visit American’s Corporate Responsibility Report can be found on by selecting Corporate Responsibility under the About Us tab.

oneworld Alliance

  • oneworld is a global alliance that brings together 12 of the world's biggest and best airlines, all committed to providing world-class service and value –with five more joining soon.  Jointly, they and their near 30 affiliate airlines fly to nearly 1,000 airports in almost 160 countries.
  • Ten of American’s oneworld partners serve New York area airports – British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malaysian Airlines, Qantas, Royal Jordanian and airberlin.
  • More oneworld member airlines operate more flights to and from New York than any other city worldwide, and American and its oneworld partners offer the smoothest of onwards connections to the hundreds of other destinations served worldwide by the alliance’s member airlines.
  • JFK is one of the first oneworld hubs worldwide where the alliance has opened one of its new transfer centres – units where employees from all on-line carriers work together to ensure a world-leading experience for customers transferring between oneworld airline flights, particularly in times of disruption.
  • oneworld moved its head office to New York in 2011, enabling the alliance to keep its finger right on the pulse of New York travelers. The central alliance team shares premises in Manhattan with the New York offices of American, British Airways and most other oneworld carriers.     

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