LaGuardia Airport

Airport Information

  • IATA Code: LGA
  • ICAO Code: KLGA
  • Operator: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Location: United States
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LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Airport is an airport in Queens, New York. The airport is the third busiest airport serving New York City, and the twentieth busiest in the United States. LaGuardia Airport covers 680 acres.

LaGuardia is a hub for American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. A perimeter rule prohibits nonstop flights to or from points beyond 1,500 miles (2,400 km), but exceptions to the perimeter rule are flights on Saturdays and flights to Denver. International flights without border preclearance must use the nearby JFK or Newark airports, as there is no border control facility at the airport.

Glenn H. Curtiss Airport (named after aviation pioneer Glenn Hammond Curtiss), later renamed North Beach Airport, was the earlier airport at this location. The name was changed after New York City’s takeover and reconstruction to New York Municipal Airport–LaGuardia Field, and in 1953 became “LaGuardia Airport”, named for Fiorello La Guardia, the mayor of New York City when the airport was built.

On July 27, 2015, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a reconstruction plan that would completely replace the existing airport. The reconstruction project broke ground in 2016 and is scheduled to be complete by 2021.

Airport News

LaGuardia Terminal B Earns Highest Rating for Accessibility with Gold Certification Awarded by the Rick Hansen Foundation

LaGuardia Terminal B Becomes First Airline Terminal in the United States to Earn Gold RHF Accessibility Certification. The Gold Rating Affirms Commitment to Accessibility by the Port Authority and Terminal B Developer and Operator, LaGuardia …

LaGuardia Airport Terminal B Selected as First Recipient of the National Academy of Construction's Recognition of Special Achievement Award

Prestigious Award is Second Major Accolade for Terminal B, Which Won UNESCO’s 2021 Prix Versailles in December as Best New Airport in the World Academy Cites Innovative Construction Strategy, Leading Sustainability Practices and Extensive Community …


La Guardia Airport
New York City
New York
United States
NY 11371
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