LGA - LaGuardia Airport



Official Website (Port Authority of NY & NJ)

Service: International and Domestic

Airlines by terminal:

Central Terminal Building
A) Air Canada, Continental, Continental Express, JetBlue Airways (note that JetBlue Airways has flights in terminals A and B)
B) Air Tran Airways, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways (note that JetBlue Airways has flights in terminals A and B), Midwest, Southwest Airlines, Spirit
C) American Eagle, United, United Express
D) American Airlines

Delta) Comair, Delta, Delta Connection, Northwest

USAirways) Colgan, US Airways, US Airways Express, US Airways Shuttle

Marine) Delta Shuttle

Distance from Manhattan: 9.0 miles

Directions from Manhattan:

By car: See map above.

By public transportation:

Take the 4/5/6 to 125th St. Station. Then take the M60 Bus to LaGuardia Airport. Travel time is about 50 minutes.

Fun Facts:

  • Annual Passengers in 2008: 23 million
  • Runways: 2
  • Acres: 680
  • Gates: 72
  • Terminals: 4
  • Parking Spaces: 11.344

2005 Passenger Origins:*

  • 48% Manhattan
  • 68% New York City
  • 88% New York State
  • 6% New Jersey
  • 6% Connecticut

History

The site on which the airport is currently located was first occupied by the Gala Amusement Park. In 1929, the park was transformed into a 105-acre flying field, originally called the Glenn H. Curtiss Airport and later North Beach Airport. This airport was then taken over by New York city and enlarged by the purchase of adjoining land and by filling in 357 acres of waterfront along the east side. Ground was broken for a new airport on September 9, 1937 and on October 15, 1937 it was dedicated as New York City Municipal Airport.

Taken over by New York City, the airport was enlarged by the purchase of adjoining land and by filling in 357 acres of waterfront along the east side. On September 9, 1937 ground was broken for a new airport, and on October 15, 1939 it was dedicated as New York City Municipal Airport. The name was changed to New York Municipal Airport-LaGuardia Field on November 2, 1939. The airport was opened to commercial traffic on December 2 of that year. The airport was leased to the Port Authority in 1947.

Other interesting links:
SuperShuttle Manhattan
Airlink

*2005 FAA Regional Air Demand Study

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