Newark Liberty International Airport

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Newark Liberty International Airport
Newark Airport Logo.svg
Newark Liberty International Airport from the Air.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerNewark and Elizabeth, New Jersey
OperatorPort Authority of New York and New Jersey
ServesNew Jersey and New York metropolitan area
LocationNewark and Elizabeth, New Jersey
Hub for
Elevation AMSL18 ft / 5 m
Coordinates40°41′33″N 074°10′07″W / 40.69250°N 74.16861°W / 40.69250; -74.16861Coordinates: 40°41′33″N 074°10′07″W / 40.69250°N 74.16861°W / 40.69250; -74.16861
FAA diagram
FAA diagram
EWR is in New Jersey
EWR is in New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
EWR is in New Jersey
EWR is in New Jersey
Location near New York City
EWR is in New Jersey
EWR is in New Jersey
Location in the United States
EWR is in New Jersey
EWR is in New Jersey
Location in North America
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4L/22R 11,000 3,353 Asphalt/Concrete
4R/22L 10,000 3,048 Asphalt
11/29 6,726 2,050 Asphalt
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 40 12 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Aircraft operations[1]458,674
Passengers (ACI)[1]46,065,175

Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR, ICAO: KEWR, FAA LID: EWR), first named Newark Metropolitan Airport and later Newark International Airport, is an airport located in New Jersey. It is located between Newark and Elizabeth. It is around 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Midtown Manhattan in New York City. It is owned by the city of Newark and run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. It was the first major airport in the United States.[2] It is the busiest airport in the New York metropolitan area by number of flights.[N 1][3]

The New York City metropolitan area's John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, and Newark Liberty International airports are the largest airport system in the United States. They are the second busiest system of airports in the world by number of passengers. They are the busiest in the world in terms of total flight operations. In 2012, the airport had just under 34 million million passengers. JFK had 49.3 million, and LaGuardia had 25.7 million.[4][5]

On September 11, 2001, United Airlines Flight 93 left Newark on its way to San Francisco International Airport. Two hours later, it crashed into a field just outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing all crew members and passengers on the plane. The passengers had tried to take over the plane from a team of terrorists who took over it. Had it not crashed in Pennsylvania, it is believed that the plane would have crashed into the United States Capitol or the White House.[6] In 2002, to honor the people who were killed on September 11, the airport's name was changed from Newark International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport.

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  1. "Newark Liberty International Airport is an airport of firsts: the first major airport in the New York metropolitan area, the first with a control tower, and now the area's busiest. Sandwiched between the New Jersey Turnpike, U.S. Routes 1 and 9, and I-78, the airport handles more flights (though not as many passengers) as Kennedy International Airport, despite being 40 percent of the land size. The airport serves as a hub for United Airlines, among 50 other scheduled carriers. The City of Newark built the airport on 68 acres of marshland in 1928, and the Army Air Corps operated the facility during World War II. After the Port Authority took it over in 1948, an instrument runway, a terminal building, a control tower and an air cargo center were added. The airport's original 1935 central terminal building is a National Historic Landmark. Newark Liberty employs more than 24,000 people." Ken Belson, "Newark Liberty International Airport (NJ)" The New York Times July 10, 2008

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "The Port Authority of NY & NJ : December 206 Traffic Report" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-02-18. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  2. "Newark Metropolitan Airport". From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms. National Park Service.
  3. Belson, Ken (10 July 2008). "Newark Liberty International Airport (NJ)". The New York Times.
  4. "Press Release Article - Port Authority of NY & NJ". Archived from the original on 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2013-11-20.
  5. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2013-11-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. Editors of Popular Mechanics (15 August 2006). Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts. Hearst. p. 76. ISBN 1-58816-635-X.

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