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:  Work on an integrated passenger terminal complex, linking all terminals in a continuous line - a $4B project - is to start in 2016. To accomplish this,
   (a) current Central Terminal be will be demolished.
   (b) The western half of the new structure is to include space for the new Central Terminal with 35 gates, with more concessions & lounges, improved passenger /baggage screening facilities and more lounges, will be connected to Delta Terminals C & D;
   (c) the eastern half, to be developed by Delta, will involve TC & TD's redevelopment and linking both to the new arrivals & departures hall. 
The first half of the terminal will double in space & is tentatively scheduled for 2019 opening.

Furthermore, a new parking garage, access roads & infrastructure improvements are part of the plan.

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