Newark Liberty International Airport

Airport Information

  • IATA Code: EWR
  • ICAO Code: KEWR
  • Operator: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Location: New Jersey
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Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark Liberty International Airport, originally Newark Metropolitan Airport and later Newark International Airport, is an international airport straddling the boundary between the cities of Newark and Elizabeth in New Jersey. It is one of the major airports of the New York metropolitan area. The airport is currently owned jointly by the cities of Elizabeth and Newark and leased to and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Newark Airport is located 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Downtown Newark, and 9 miles (14 km) west-southwest of the borough of Manhattan. It is one of three major airports serving the New York metropolitan area; the others are John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, which are also operated by the Port Authority.

Newark Liberty International Airport is an airport of firsts: the first major airport in the New York metropolitan area, the first with a control tower and now the area’s busiest. Sandwiched between the New Jersey Turnpike, U.S. Routes 1 and 9, and I-78, the airport handles more flights (though not as many passengers) than John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), despite being 40 percent of JFK’s land size. The airport serves as a hub for United Airlines, among 50 other scheduled carriers. The City of Newark built the airport on 68 acres (28 ha) of marshland in 1928 and the Army Air Corps operated the facility during World War II. After the Port Authority took it over in 1948, an instrument runway, a terminal building, a control tower and an air cargo center were added. The airport’s original 1935 central terminal building is a National Historic Landmark.

Airport News

Newark Liberty International Airport New Terminal A Named Best New Airport Terminal by Skytrax

The World-Class Honor Based on Passenger Surveys Comes One Month after Newark’s Terminal A Receives Five-Star Rating from Skytrax Based on Audit of Terminal Facilities and Services Newark’s Terminal A is Port Authority’s Second Airport …

Newark Liberty International Airport's New Terminal A Awarded 5 Star Rating from Skytrax

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Munich Airport NJ LLC, the operator of Newark Liberty International Airport’s new Terminal A, have announced that Terminal A was given a prestigious five-star rating …

Newark Liberty International Airport's New Terminal A Adds to Diverse Dining Options with Introduction of Guy Fieri's Flavortown Kitchen + Bar

Flavortown Brings Further Flair to Terminal’s Unique Food and Drink Offerings Spanning Local and Global Flavors The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is bolstering the food and dining options at Newark Liberty International …

Newark Liberty International Airport's New Terminal A Now Fully Operational

Delta Air Lines Moves Operations and Sky Club Lounge from Terminal B to New Terminal A Terminal A Milestone is First Step in Comprehensive Makeover for Newark Liberty Photos of Delta’s New Sky Club Lounge …

First Flights Begin In and Out of Newark Liberty International Airport's New Terminal A

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey last week announced the operational opening of the $2.7 billion new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport, representing the largest single investment in New Jersey …


Newark Liberty International Airport
3 Brewster Rd
New Jersey
United States
NJ 07114
  • +1 973-961-6000