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.
Note that all three New York Airports now have an 'Avatar' computerized information kiosk. At LaGuardia, its name is "Marie" - Marie is located in the Central Terminal Building's Arrivals area and in Terminal 5 at the Welcome Center.
Future Airport developments:
1. The Delta Terminal's big overhaul project includes a 650-foot bridge connecting Terminals C & D; a new Terminal C Delta Sky Club; security lane expansions; and inline baggage screening system for all terminals. No time has yet been set for completion
2. The aging Central Terminal B will be replaced - Parking Lot 2 is being demolished for the 'new' Central Terminal Building.
3. A new East Parking Garage to accommodate 1,100 spaces is being constructed opposite Terminal C, intended for passengers in both Terminals C & D -
4. A more efficient transport system is also under consideration, and includes the East End Substation.
5. A series of runway improvement projects involving safety zones for the ends of Runways 13 & 22 are to meet December 2015 timeline for FAA requirements.
La Guardia LGA Airport Update History
- LGA Airport Intro - Oct 10, 2013
- LGA Airports - Oct 10, 2013
- LGA Main Terminals - Oct 10, 2013
- LGA Buses & Trains - Sep 29, 2013
- LGA Int Arrivals - Aug 27, 2013
- LGA Persons With Disabilities - Aug 27, 2013
- LGA Internet - Aug 27, 2013
- LGA Pets - Aug 27, 2013
- LGA Guest Services - Aug 27, 2013
- LGA Emergency - Aug 27, 2013
- LGA Currency Exchange - Aug 27, 2013
- LGA Carts Skycap - Aug 27, 2013
- LGA Banking ATM - Aug 27, 2013
- LGA Official Website Links - Aug 27, 2013
- LGA Taxis & Limos - Aug 22, 2013
- LGA Lost Found - Aug 21, 2013
- LGA Airlines Served - Jul 22, 2013
- LGA Parking On site - Jun 28, 2013
LGA AIRPORT & FLIGHT STATUS