JFK Airport limits some terminal, Air Train access due to protests

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Sunday, January 28, 2024
JFK Airport to limit some access to terminals and Air Train due to expected protests
JFK Airport says it is limiting some access to terminals and the Air Train due to some expected Israel and Hamas war related protests.

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- The Port Authority made people show boarding passes in order to take the Airtrain or access terminals at JFK Airport on Saturday after pro-Palestinian protesters threatened to shut down the airport

Protesters calling for a cease-fire in the Middle East tried to access both JFK and LaGuardia airports earlier this year.

Ticketed passengers, employees with ID, and people who have valid business at the airport such as picking up passengers were allowed through.

Port Authority police officers were on the scene to provide additional guidance.

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