La Guardia LGA Airport Overview

LaGuardia Airport LGA serves the city of New York.  A perimeter rule prohibits incoming and outgoing flights exceeding 1,500 miles, so most transcontinental and international flights use either JFK (Kennedy) or EWR (Newark Liberty) airports.  The Airport is one of five airports operated by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
While LaGuardia Airport has long been considered as one of the worst U.S. Airports, it may be noted that serious steps have now been taken to remedy this situation - see 'Future Airport Developments' below.

LGA Airport is only eight miles from midtown Manhattan, accessible directly from Grand Central Parkway (the extension of I-278). Located in the Borough of Queens, City of New York, it  borders on the areas of Astoria, Jackson Heights & East Elmhurst.

With an estimated annual passenger count of 27 million, LaGuardia Airport is served by many airlines offering nonstop daily flights to numerous destinations in the U.S. and Canada, as well as by seasonal flights to Aruba, the Bahamas and Bermuda (as these destinations offer US Border preclearance on return flights). 

La Guardia Airport has four passenger terminals: TA through TD.  

Future Airport developments:  In early June 2016 he current airport operator (PANYNJ) executed a lease agreement valid until 2050 with LaGuardia Gateway Partners which is to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain LaGuardia Airport's  the new Terminal B facility. The US$4B project is to unify the terminal structure by demolishing the existing Terminal B  and replacing it with a larger structure (with more natural light and two pedestrian bridges to cut down on gate delays), and a new Central Hall - then to be joined with Delta's terminals C & D (to be redeveloped and linked to new arrivals & departures halls)  resulting in the elimination of current gate delays and airplane congestion. Partial opening of the new terminal is expected by in 2018, with full completion by 2022.



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