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:   After winning a recent bid, a 12-member cosortium won the rights up to 2020 to design, build, finance & operate a new Central Terminal. The 3.6B construction of the new Central Terminal building's first phase is to tear down the current terminal and build a new facility with a new central entry portal to the Airport connecting to the other terminals - pending board approvals in line with the Port Authority's capial plan. The new terminal is to have 35 gates and to house more concessions & lounges, improved passenger /baggage screening facilities and more lounges. Furthermore, a new parking garage, access roads & infrastructure improvements are part of the plan.

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