LaGuardia Airport

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LaGuardia Airport
LaGuardiaairport.jpg
IATA: LGAICAO: KLGAFAA LID: LGA
WMO: 72503
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of New York
Operator Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Serves New York City
Location East Elmhurst, Queens, New York City, New York, United States
Hub for Delta Air Lines [begins July 11, 2012][1]
Elevation AMSL 21 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 40°46′38.1″N 73°52′21.4″W / 40.77725°N 73.872611°W / 40.77725; -73.872611Coordinates: 40°46′38.1″N 73°52′21.4″W / 40.77725°N 73.872611°W / 40.77725; -73.872611
Website www.laguardiaairport.com
Map
LGA is located in New York City
LGA
Location within New York City
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 7,001 2,134 Asphalt/concrete
13/31 7,003 2,135 Asphalt/concrete
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 60 18 Asphalt
H2 60 18 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations (ACI)[2] 362,137
Passengers (ACI)[2] 23,983,082
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[3]
FAA airport diagram

LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGAICAO: KLGAFAA LID: LGA) (/ləˈɡwɑrdiə/) is an airport in the northern part of the New York City borough of Queens. The airport is on the edge of Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay. It borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst.

LaGuardia is the smallest of the New York metropolitan area's three main airports. The other two are John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in southern Queens and Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey. LaGuardia is the closest of the three to Manhattan. It is larger than other airports near Manhattan - Long Island MacArthur Airport in Suffolk County, Westchester County Airport in Westchester County, and Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, New York. La Guardia is popular because of its location near to Manhattan. Although the airport is small in size, wide-body aircraft once used it often. The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and Lockheed L-1011 were designed for use at LaGuardia.[4] From 2000 to 2005, Delta used the 767-400ER with 285 seats. Today, there are usually no widebody flights. Delta Air Lines does use a Boeing 767-300 at times for one of its Atlanta flights. On July 11, 2012, the airport became a domestic hub for Delta Air Lines.[1] It is also a focus city for American Airlines and American Eagle.

The New York City metropolitan area's John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty International airports are the largest airport system in the United States. They are the second most busy system of airports in the world by number of passengers. They are the first in the world in terms of total flight operations. In 2010, the airport had just under 24.0 million passenger. JFK had 46.5 million[2] and Newark had 33.1 million.[2] A total of about 104 million travelers used New York airports.

Most flights from LaGuardia go to locations inside the United States and Canada. Some flights also go to Aruba, the Bahamas, and Bermuda because those locations are have United States border preclearance facilities. The airport has ICE/CPB facilities to deal with customs and immigration for international flights but they cannot deal with a large number of passengers at one time. LaGuardia is the busiest airport in the United States without any non-stop flights to and from Europe.[5] Nonstop flights to or from LaGuardia are limited to only 1,500 miles (2,400 km). This does not include flights on Saturdays and flights to Denver. Because of this most flights across the continent and international flights use JFK or Newark.[6]

The airport was first named Glenn H. Curtiss Airport. It was named for Glenn Hammond Curtiss.[7] It was later renamed North Beach Airport.[8] New York City took control of the airport and named it New York Municipal Airport-LaGuardia Field. In 1953, it was named "LaGuardia Airport" for Fiorello La Guardia, the mayor of New York when the airport was built. The airport is run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Airlines[change | change source]

Jazz Air
Chautauqua Airlines
Comair
Compass Airlines
Pinnacle Airlines
Shuttle America
GoJet Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Shuttle America
Republic Airlines
Chautauqua Airlines
ExpressJet
Mesa Airlines
Shuttle America
SkyWest Airlines
Air Wisconsin
Chautauqua Airlines
Piedmont Airlines
PSA Airlines
Trans States Airlines

Top airlines and destinations[change | change source]

Busiest Domestic Routes from LGA (October 2010 - September 2011)[9]
Rank City Passengers Top carriers
1 Flag of Illinois.svg Chicago, Illinois (ORD) 1,287,000 American, Delta, Spirit, United
2 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Atlanta, Georgia 1,134,000 AirTran, American, Delta
3 Flag of Florida.svg Fort Lauderdale, Florida 727,000 Delta, JetBlue, Spirit
4 Flag of North Carolina.svg Charlotte, North Carolina 559,000 American, US Airways
5 Flag of Texas.svg Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas (DFW) 547,000 American
6 Flag of Florida.svg Miami, Florida 542,000 American
7 Flag of Michigan.svg Detroit, Michigan 462,000 American, Delta, Spirit
8 Flag of Massachusetts.svg Boston, Massachusetts 459,000 Delta, US Airways
9 Flag of Virginia.svg Washington, DC (DCA) 379,000 Delta, US Airways
10 Flag of Florida.svg Orlando, Florida 350,000 AirTran, Delta, JetBlue

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