Virgin Atlantic is a British airline with its headquarters in Crawley, England. It operates flights to 32 destinations from primary hubs at London Heathrow and Manchester Airport.

The airline flies to major international destinations including top cities in the United States. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York is one of the major international routes for Virgin Atlantic flights.

This blog is all about Virgin Atlantic Terminal at JFK Airport where we will explore terminal facilities, arrivals/departures, lounge amenities, parking facility, and more.

Where is Virgin Atlantic Terminal at JFK?

John F. Kennedy International Airport, commonly known as New York-JFK, is a major international gateway in the bustling city of New York. Hubs for US airlines such as American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, JFK features four runways and six functioning terminals; Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 4, Terminal 5, Terminal 7, and Terminal 8 – with Terminals 3 and 6 having been demolished in 2013 and 2011 respectively. 

With five thousand two hundred acres of land dedicated to the airport’s infrastructure, JFK is undoubtedly a key player in providing services to the many domestic and international visitors to New York City.

Virgin Atlantic is among the passenger airlines operating flights to various destinations from New York. At present, the airline primarily operates from Terminal 4 at JFK Airport. However, flights may depart, and arrive at Terminal 2 or Terminal 4.


The check-in desks and baggage drop section for Virgin Atlantic flights are located in JFK Terminal 4. The check-in process starts 4 hours prior to the scheduled departure and closes 1 hour before departure.

The airline requests passengers to arrive at least 2 hours before their scheduled departure. Passengers are required to check out visa information pages for the latest travel policies for every destination flown from JFK Airport.

Virgin Atlantic passengers can check in online, select their seats, and print their boarding cards. If they are traveling with carry-on baggage, they can print off their boarding pass and present it at the boarding gate.

If you are unsure of your timings for departure, and arrival, you can use the handy Virgin Atlantic Flight Status tool.

JFK Ground Transportation Facility


Virgin Atlantic passengers can reach 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 – Bus departs every 10 minutes to and from the Main Terminal Area.

Virgin Atlantic Terminal Map

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Virgin Atlantic Terminal at JFK

As shown in the terminal Map above, there are six terminals at JFK arranged in an anti-clockwise direction starting from Terminal 1. Five parking garages are available including Green Parking, Blue Parking, Yellow Parking, Orange Parking, and Red Parking near the terminals.

Terminal 4 is located opposite the Red Parking Zone and is accessible via shuttle services, bus, AirTrain, or private vehicles. Virgin Atlantic operates from this Terminal at JFK.

Virgin Atlantic Departures JFK

Virgin Atlantic departure flights from JFK Airport are primarily operated from Terminal 4. However, Terminal 2 may be used for some departures.

Likewise, codeshare flights labeled as Virgin Atlantic are operated by partner airlines from Terminal 1.

Shopping, Dining, Assistance, accessibility services, baggage service, check-in, and other basic terminal facilities are offered at the departure terminal.

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Virgin Atlantic Terminal at JFK

Virgin Atlantic Terminal JFK Arrivals

All arrivals are also handled from JFK Terminal 4. Some flights may arrive at Terminal 2 also. Besides, codeshare flights labeled as Virgin Atlantic arrive at Terminal 1 (operated by partner airlines).

Facilities including baggage claim, security clearance, customer service, shopping, dining, and so on are available at the arrivals.

Does Virgin Atlantic have a lounge at JFK?

The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse is a premium airport lounge service offered by the airline at various airports. JFK Airport also features The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse which is located beyond the TSA Checkpoint, in Concourse A, and above boarding gates A4, and A5.

This premium airport lounge offers service daily from 05:00 to 08:00 and 14:00 to 22:30.

A La Carte menu featuring five-star dining plus a wide selection of cocktails, wine, and soft drinks are the major attraction of the Clubhouse.

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The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse offers access to international Virgin Altantic, or Delta Air Lines flights only. The eligible passengers for entry are listed below.

  • Passengers traveling in Virgin Atlantic Upper Class
  • Flying Club Gold members traveling with us
  • Passengers traveling on Delta One international flight only 
  • Delta SkyMiles Diamond Medallion card holders*
  • Delta SkyMiles Platinum Medallion card holders*
  • Delta SkyMiles Gold Medallion card holders*
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Elite Gold members and PPS card holders*
  • Flying Blue Platinum cardholders*
  • Flying Blue Gold card holders*
  • Virgin Australia Velocity Club Gold card holders*
  • Virgin Australia Velocity Club Platinum cardholders*
  • Virgin Australia Velocity The Club card holders*
*When traveling on a Virgin Atlantic-operated flight.

All eligible passengers listed above except Singapore Airlines members can bring a guest to the Clubhouse at JFK. Guests can relax with the passengers as long as they are traveling on the same Virgin Atlantic flight on the same day.

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Virgin Clubhouse JFK (Virgin Atlantic Terminal at JFK)

Amenities offered by JFK Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse

  • Complimentary A la Carte menu featuring five-star dining.
  • Bar facility with signature cocktails.
  • Showers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Entertainment ZOne featuring an iconic red ball sofa, a pool table, and other games.
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, and Kosher options.

Passengers can enjoy food, and beverages at various restaurants in Terminal 4 if they don’t have access to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse.

Some popular restaurants in JFK Terminal 4 are listed below.

Bento SushiGate B26
Blue Point BreweryNear Gate 33
Buffalo Wild WingsGate B26
Le Grand ComptoirRetail Hall – West
Mi Casa Cantina and RestaurantGate B23
The Palm Bar & Grille Retail Hall – West

Parking Facility at JFK Airport

There are five parking garages available at JFK Airport; Green Parking Garage, Blue Parking Garage, Yellow Parking Garage, Orange Parking Garage, and Red Parking Garage. Green Parking Garage can be found near Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, Blue Parking Garage is opposite Terminal 4, Yellow Parking Garage is near Terminal 5, Orange Parking Garage is opposite Terminal 7, and Red Parking Garage is opposite Terminal 8.

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JFK Parking (Virgin Atlantic Terminal at JFK)

Since Virgin Atlantic operates from Terminal 4 at JFK, you can use the Blue Parking Garage for quicker access.

Economy lots, garages, and short-term and long-term parking facilities are available at JFK. You can book or reserve parking spaces online by submitting the required information at the airport’s official website.

Car Rental Services 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

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.

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Conclusion on Virgin Atlantic Terminal at JFK

As we came to the conclusion, we explored Virgin Atlantic Terminal at JFK Airport with every detail including the JFK Terminal Map, Arrivals/Departures information, parking facility, terminal services & amenities, Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, and more.

With that, let’s conclude with some key points.

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York-JFK) is one of the major international airports serving New York City in the New York Metropolitan area.
  • There are six terminals (Terminals 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, and 8) at JFK arranged in an anti-clockwise direction starting from Terminal 1.
  • Virgin Atlantic operates from Terminal 4 at JFK airport however, some codeshare flights operated by partner airlines and labeled as Virgin Atlantic are handled from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
  • Departures, and arrivals for Virgin Atlantic flights are operated from JFK Terminal 4 or Terminal 2.
  • Eligible passengers can access The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at JFK, and enjoy five-star dining, fine dining, and other premium amenities.
  • There are adequate parking garages and transportation facilities available for Virgin Atlantic visitors and passengers at JFK Airport.
  • Car Rental Services are also available at JFK Airport.

FAQs on Virgin Atlantic Terminal at JFK

What terminal is Virgin Atlantic at JFK?

Virgin Atlantic operates from Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Arrivals and departures may be operated from Terminal 2 or Terminal 4 while the check-in and baggage drop are located in JFK Terminal 4.

Is JFK Terminal 4 Domestic or International?

The majority of airlines operating out of JFK Terminal 4 are international carriers. Domestic airlines include Delta Air Lines, and Hawaiian Airlines. So, the maximum number of flights operated from JFK Terminal 4 are international flights.

What airlines are in 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, JetBlue (Int’l arrivals only), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, LATAM, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Uzbekistan Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and Xiamen Air are in Terminal 4 at JFK.

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Manoj Karki
Manoj Karki is contributing as a travel content writer at AviaTech Channel. Professionally, he is a Senior Test Automation Engineer, and currently works/lives in Finland. He has traveled almost all European Countries, and major U.S. cities. He loves both aviation, and travel so, shares valuable content with our readers.


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