LATAM Airlines is recognized as Latin America’s leading airline group. The airline operates flights to and from five significant locations in South America including Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia.

In addition, LATAM also operates international flights within Latin America, and to Europe, the US, and the Caribbean.

New York–JFK is one of the vital international destinations for LATAM Airlines. In this article, we will be exploring LATAM Terminal at JFK Airport with an important travel guide.

So, let’s get started.

What terminal is LATAM Airlines at JFK Airport?

JFK Airport, also known as John F. Kennedy International Airport, is one of the major airports serving the New York City area in the New York Metropolitan region.

JFK serves as the main hub for American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, and it is a focus city for JetBlue Airways, Eastern Airlines, and Polar Air Cargo.

Spanning across a vast area of 5,200 acres, the airport boasts four runways designated as Rwy 4L/22R, Rwy 4R/22L, Rwy 13L/31R, and Rwy 13R/31L.

With a well-developed infrastructure, JFK comprises six terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 4, Terminal 5, Terminal 7, and Terminal 8. Terminals 3 and 6 were demolished in 2013 and 2011, respectively, and are no longer in operation.

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LATAM Airlines operates from Terminal 4 at New York–JFK Airport. All arrivals and departures are handled from this terminal.

LATAM Facilities at JFK Airport

  • Baggage Service
  • Customer Service
  • Pet Travel 
  • Special Assistance
  • Food and Shopping Services
  • Automatic Check-in
  • Free Wi-Fi provided by the airport

LATAM advises its passengers to arrive at JFK Airport at least 90 minutes before their domestic departure, and 3 hours before their international departure flight.

Passengers can access the automatic check-in service at JFK Airport Terminal 4 (Level 4). The airline provides a provisional boarding pass when passengers purchase tickets with which LATAM automatically executes check-in processes.

Those passengers purchasing LATAM tickets via travel agencies or other websites need to fill in their trip details starting 72 hours prior to their departure for activating automatic check-in. This requirement is applicable to international flights also.

LATAM TIP: On the day of your flight, proceed to the airport as you would typically do. If you are traveling with a carry-on bag, simply head straight to the boarding gate, ensuring you have your identity card or passport with you. If you have your boarding pass on your mobile phone, you will receive updates regarding the gate number.

For those who have checked baggage, make your way to the LATAM counter or make use of the self-service kiosk to label and dispatch your bags.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Arrive at the boarding gate at least 40 minutes before the departure of your flight.


If you’re traveling with your pets via LATAM flights, you need to check out LATAM’s pet policy to travel safely with your loved ones.

LATAM allows a dog or cat to travel with you as long as the pet is at least 16 weeks old. Plus, there is also LATAM Cargo service ready to transport your pet.

JFK Ground Transportation Facility

Passengers can reach LATAM JFK Terminal 4 with train services, taxis, and shuttle buses.

  • Taxis – All JFK Terminals feature a taxi stand outside.
  • Train – Long Island Rail Road, and JFK AirTrain services are offered at every terminal.
  • Bus – The bus departs every 10 minutes to and from the Main Terminal Area.

LATAM Airlines JFK Terminal Map

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As depicted in the terminal map shown above, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) consists of six terminals arranged in a counterclockwise direction, commencing with Terminal 1. Adjacent to the terminals, you will find five parking zones designated as Green Parking, Blue Parking, Yellow Parking, Orange Parking, and Red Parking.

Terminal 2 is situated directly across from the Green Parking area, while Terminal 4 is located opposite the Blue Parking Zone. Access to both terminals is facilitated by shuttle services, buses, the AirTrain, or private vehicles. LATAM Airlines operates its flights from Terminal 4 at JFK Airport.

LATAM Airlines JFK Terminal Departures

LATAM Airlines’ departing flights from JFK Airport are primarily handled at Terminal 4. Passengers are advised to stay informed about their flight status to ensure they are aware of any potential terminal changes or updates.

Terminal 4 provides a range of amenities for passengers, including shopping, dining options, assistance services, accessibility accommodations, baggage assistance, automatic check-in facilities, and other essential terminal services.

LATAM Airlines JFK Terminal Arrivals

LATAM Airlines handles all of its arrivals at JFK Terminal 4, ensuring a centralized and efficient process for passengers. Upon arrival, passengers will find a comprehensive range of facilities and services conveniently located within Terminal 4.

These facilities include designated areas for baggage claim, where passengers can retrieve their checked luggage securely. Additionally, there are dedicated sections for seamless security clearance, ensuring a smooth transition upon arrival. Customer service representatives are readily available to provide assistance and address any inquiries or concerns.

Passengers will also find a variety of shopping and dining options within the terminal, allowing them to indulge in retail therapy or savor a delicious meal after their journey. 

Is there LATAM Lounge at JFK Airport?

While LATAM Airlines offers VIP Lounge services at various airports, it’s important to note that JFK Airport does not have a dedicated LATAM VIP Lounge facility. However, there’s no need to worry, as LATAM has established a partnership with Delta Air Lines.

Through this collaboration, eligible passengers flying with LATAM have the opportunity to access third-party VIP Lounges at JFK Airport, which are managed by Delta Sky Club and Delta Sky Club Express. 

There are two third-party VIP lounges (VIP Lounge 1, and VIP Lounge 2) at JFK Airport managed by Delta Sky Club.

VIP Lounge 1

  • Location – JFK Terminal 4 (near Gate 31, Concourse B)
  • Amenities – Wi-Fi, Bar, and Showers
  • Opening Hours – 04:45 to 23:30
  • Eligibility – Black Signature, Black and Platinum members, and customers traveling in Premium Business (only for international flights and on LATAM routes)

VIP Lounge 2

  • Location – JFK Terminal 4 (Check-in level next to the TSA Security Checkpoint)
  • Amenities – Wi-Fi, Bar, A La Carte Food Service, and Reading Material
  • Opening hours – 5:00 to 20:45
  • Eligibility – Black Signature, Black and Platinum members, and customers traveling in Premium Business (only for international flights and on LATAM routes)

Food and Shopping options at JFK Terminal 4

Those passengers who don’t have access to third-party VIP lounge access in JFK Terminal 4 can enjoy food, and beverages at various top-quality restaurants.

Some popular restaurants in JFK Terminal 4 are listed below.

Bento SushiGate B26
Blue Point BreweryNear Gate 33
Buffalo Wild WingsGate B26
Camden Foods ZippinGate B41
Central DinerArrivals Hall – West
Dunkin DonutsGate B33
Gate B20
Arrival Hall – East
Dunkin’ ExpressGate A2
Five Borough Food HallRetail Hall – West
Le Grand ComptoirRetail Hall – West
La Brea BakeryGate B34
McDonald’s Retail Hall – East
Mi Casa Cantina and RestaurantGate B23
The Palm Bar & Grille Retail Hall – West

In addition, they can also enjoy shopping at several retail shops in Terminal 4 including 5th & Sunset, Brooks Brothers, DFS Duty Free, Duty Free – Fashion, Hudson, Pack N Go, Pandora, Swarovski, Victoria’s Secret, and more.

JFK Airport Parking Facility

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Various parking spaces are available near the terminals at New York-JFK airport, including Red Parking, Orange Parking, Yellow Parking, Blue Parking, and Green Parking.

The Blue Parking zone is particularly convenient for Terminal 4, where LATAM Airlines operates. However, passengers have the flexibility to park in any of the other parking areas. The Blue Parking lot offers swift access to Terminal 4.

To enhance convenience, the airport provides an online booking service for parking spaces. Visitors can access the official JFK website to select their desired entry date, entry time, exit date, exit time, and terminal. All relevant information, including charges and facilities, will be displayed for easy reference.

Once the details have been reviewed, visitors can proceed to confirm their booking and secure a parking space for their vehicle.

Please note that cash payments are not accepted at the Terminal 8 Red Parking zone, Terminal 7 Orange Parking, Terminal 5 Yellow Parking, and Long Term Lot 9/Economy spaces. 

Instead, payment options such as credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover), debit cards, EZ-Pass Plus, or contactless payment methods like Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay are available.

Cash payments, however, can be made at the Green Parking area.

Car Rental Facility at JFK Airport

There are 10 popular car rental agencies offering easy rental services at JFK Airport. Passengers can find rental car counters or courtesy telephone with instructions on contacting available car rental companies listed below.

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Payless
  • SiXT
  • Thrifty

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The car rental section can be found on the arrivals level of each terminal (near the baggage carousel most of the time). In addition to car rental, you can access a for-hire vehicle.

Conclusion on LATAM Terminal at JFK Airport

As we come to the end of today’s discussion, we explored LATAM Airlines Terminal 4 at JFK Airport which is well-organized, and easy to navigate.

LATAM offers various services including VIP Lounges, automatic check-in, food & shopping, customer service, and more The staff is always ready to help, and the check-in process is quick and smooth.

While we were exploring the terminal, we found some helpful travel tips that can make your experience better. It’s important to arrive early so you have enough time for check-in, security procedures, and immigration.

FAQs on LATAM Terminal at JFK Airport

Which terminal is LATAM in JFK?

LATAM Airlines operates from Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. The arrivals, and departures are handled from this terminal.

What airlines use Terminal 4 at JFK?

Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air India, Avianca Brasil, Caribbean Airlines, China Airlines, Copa Airlines, El Al, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, LATAM, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Uzbekistan Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and Xiamen Air use Terminal 4 at JFK Airport.

Where does LATAM fly from JFK?

LATAM operates flights to various destinations including Santiago de Chile, Lima, and Sao Paulo–Guarulhos. Besides, it also operates connecting flights to other destinations from JFK.

How early should I get to the airport with LATAM?

LATAM recommends its passengers to arrive at least 2 hours before their domestic departure, and 3 hours prior to their international departing flight.

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Suman Karki
Suman Karki is the founder of the AviaTech Channel blog and YouTube Channel. He is a passionate aviation enthusiast and holds experience working as a Ground Operations Officer for Swissport International. He is currently serving as a Flight Data Feeder for FlightAware (a US-based company for Flight Tracking). Besides, he has worked as an aviation content editor for various aviation media.