La Guardia LGA Airport Overview
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: Central Terminal B is to be replaced by a new terminal with 35 gates, along with associated projects. In preparation thereof, Parking Lot 2 is being demolished, and thereafter construction on the new terminal is to start second half of 2014. Throughout ongoing construction, the old Terminal B will remain open.
Current Completion Time Table (Total Project completion: 2021)
3rd Q 2014 - selection of public private parntership for terminal redevelopment.
2nd Q 2015 - completion of East Parking Garage opposite TC, with 1,100 spaces, is being constructed opposite Terminal C, intended for both TC & TD.
3rd Q 2015 - completion of East End Substation.
4th Q 2015: Runway Safety area enhancement completed.
Dec. 2015 (timeline for FAA requirements): A series of runway improvement projects are to meet December 2015
mid-2016: Opening of new West Parking Garage to serve the new Central Terminal.
early 2017: partial new Terminal opening ;
2018: frontage roads & headhouse of Main Terminal substantially complete;
Fall 2019: Main Terminal completion.
Ditmars Blvd & 94th St
Flushing, NY 11369
- Website for La Guardia: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/laguardia.html
- Phone: (718) 533 3400