LaGuardia’s Future

LaGuardia Airport, located on banks of the Flushing Bay near the heart of New York City, would seem to be the ideal airport for fast trips in & out of the area.   Unfortunately, the aging facility is unable to properly handle the 14 million passengers that travel through it each year, and has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s slowest & least-liked airports.

Operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, LaGuardia’s current main terminal building opened in 1964 with a designed capacity of no more than 8 million passengers per year, far less than the current annual passenger load in excess of 14 million.

After years of controversy and political maneuvering,  it appears that the airport will finally get a desperately needed facelift.  Continue reading

Pet Relief Area

LaGuardia Airports, like the other airports administered by the Port Authority of NY and NJ, has a pet relief area located outside of the secured sections of the passenger terminals. Continue reading

Off-Site Parking Near LaGuardia Airport

Several companies provide commercial parking lot services for LaGuardia Airport travelers.  Free shuttle service to and from the airport is generally provided at no extra charge.  While most remote lots offer outdoor parking, some may also offer covered or indoor parking.

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About NY LaGuardia Airport

Opened in 1939, New York LaGuardia International Airport (airport code LGA) is a commercial airport located about 8 miles from Manhattan on the shore of Flushing Bay in northern Queens borough.  LaGuardia airport is operated by the Port of New York and New Jersey (PONYNJ)

Although much smaller than New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, LaGuardia had a traffic volume of nearly 27 million passengers in 2014, a little more than 50% of JFK airport’s traffic. Ten major airlines offer flights to & from the airport, plus several subsidiaries of those airlines. Continue reading


Ten airlines currently serve New York’s LaGuardia airport, plus subsidiaries of some of those airlines.  They are listed below, with phone numbers. Continue reading