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

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 …

World-Class Airport Master Planner Selected for Next Phase of Newark Liberty International Airport

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced the selection of Arup, one of the world’s top aviation planning and design firms, to oversee an ambitious vision plan for future development of …

New Terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport Set For World Class Concessions Line Up

New Terminal Will Showcase Nearly 60 Regional, National and Global Brands Newark and Elizabeth Retailers Among the Locally Owned and Operated Concessions Part of Major Newark Liberty Redevelopment, Including New AirTrain and Parking/Rental Car Facility The …

United Opens Its Largest Club in the Country at Newark Liberty International Airport

– – New, 30,000 sq.-ft. United ClubSM at Newark Liberty International Airport offers more modern United brand experience with views of the Manhattan skyline, close to 500 seats, spa-like shower suites and a barista-staffed coffee shop United …


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