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:  While it is planned to have an integrated passenger terminal complex - linking all terminals in a continuous line - currently approval was granted to start on the new $2.9B project for a new Terminal B (TB) , and  'Central Hall'  connecting to both TB & TC - with supporting infrastructure (new roads & West Parking Garage).  Work  will include demolition of current TB, construction of new TB, with space at its western half for new Central Hall. There will be more concessions & lounges, improved passenger & baggage screening facilities. TB and its Central Hall project are to be financed, designed, built, operated &  maintained by NY's LaGuardia Gateway Partners - scheduled for completion by 2022.
Delta Terminals C & D: Further plans are to connect TB (at its eastern half)  to TC & TD which will be redeveloped and linked to new arrivals & departures halls.



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LGA AIRPORT & FLIGHT STATUS

LGA Delays: 15 mins or less.



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