LaGuardia Airport

Airport Information

  • IATA Code: LGA
  • ICAO Code: KLGA
  • Operator: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Location: United States
  • Website: https://laguardiaairport.com/

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 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 …

LaGuardia Airport's 'World-Class' Terminal B Construction Completed

Completion of New Passenger Facilities Marks Major Milestone in Terminal B's $4 Billion Transformation All Terminal B Passengers Will Now Experience "A Whole New LaGuardia" with New Gates, Expansive Concourses, and World-Class Amenities With Opening …

New LaGuardia Airport Construction Achieves Record $2 Billion in Contracts Awarded to Minority & Women-Owned Businesses

Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a historic milestone in the transformation of a whole new LaGuardia Airport, where a record-setting $2 billion in contracts have been awarded thus far to Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, …

Laguardia Airport's Terminal B is World's First to Earn LEED v4 Gold Certification for Sustainability Under More Stringent Gold 'V4' Standards

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced today that LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building …

Contact

La Guardia Airport
Queens
New York City
New York
United States
NY 11371
  • +1 718-533-3400