John F. Kennedy International Airport is an international airport located in Queens, New York City, United States, 12 miles (20 km) southeast of Lower Manhattan. It is the busiest international air passenger gateway into the United States, handling 56,827,154 passengers in 2015.[ ] Over seventy airlines operate out of the airport, with non-stop or direct flights to destinations in all six inhabited continents throughout the world.The airport features six passenger terminals and four runways. It serves as a hub for American Airlines and Delta Air Lines and is the primary operating base for JetBlue Airways. Opened as New York International Airport in 1948 it was commonly known as Idlewild Airport before being renamed in 1963 in memory of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, following his assassination.
In the "The Strain" Flight 753 landed in the taxiway without guidance, as the Air Traffic Control officials were confused as to why was plane landed with the passenger windows shuttered closed and the plane emitted no radiating heat. As a precaution, multiple government agencys were called in to rectify the matter: Homeland Security, PAPD (Port Autority Police Department) and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). When the Canary Team went inside the plane, they found the remains of multiple passengers, so they took all of the bodies to the hanger and some had to be taken to the coroner's office in Manhattan. When everyone questioned were their famliy members were, Ephraim Goodweather was the one to tell them the truth as he told them the about the passengers everyone got sad, a father named Gary Arnot slapped Eph in the face. Abraham Setrakian then stepped up and said to not let the box be taken. Ephraim Goodweather andNora Martinez found an ancient box full of dirt and decided to put it in a warehouse in the airport. As the Master got out of the box he killed Jimmy Mendez in the back of the warehouse by smashing his head. As the officials found out that the box was missing Ephraim Goodweather told Jim Kent to not let anyone out of the airport except for those with credentials. Augustin Elizalde was the one to smuggle the box across to Manhattan, he got through by using a small card and an ID card to pass. During the night the dead passengers rise up to infect their loved ones. All of the passengers's families fate are unknown.
In season 3 the airport's fate as seen in Collaborators the airport is abandoned and infested with vampires due to the corpses from the hangar to come back from the dead and infecting everyone inside the airport.
Gallery of John F Kennedy International Airport (Post-Outbreak):
- Numerous counts of unnamed people
- a few vampires
- Lots of unnamed Flight 753 passengers and crew