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LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

Find out about LaGuardia Airport, including its location, facilities, features and which airlines fly to and from the New York airport.

About LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is an airport located in Queens, New York City, New York. The airport is the third busiest airport in the region that serves New York, and also the twenties busiest in the United States. The airport is a hub for airlines American Airlines and also Delta Air Lines, but also has a number of other airlines that operate services from the airport, which can be found in the table further down on this page.

LaGuardia Airport was first a private airfield which was developed in 1929 and called Glenn H. Curtiss. Construction on the airport as we know it as a commercial airport didn’t begin until 1937, after Fiorello La Guardia, who was New York’s mayor at the time, who wanted an airport that was actually located in New York City. The building of the airport was backed by the Works Progress Administration and also American Airlines, who got priority real estate at the airport and subsequently opened its first Admirals Club in 1939. The airport was eventually opened in 1939 as the New York Municipal Airport, and changed its name to its current state in 1947.

LaGuardia Airport Location

LaGuardia Airport is located in northern Queens, a borough in New York City. Found between Flushing and Bowery Bays in East Elmhurst, this airport’s location within the New York City area can be seen on the map:


LaGuardia is a large airport with four terminals. Although there are enough facilities in this airport for dining, relaxing and entertainment, a lot of people find them to be outdated. However, the airport is currently undergoing renovation on improving its facilities.

Facilities Include:

Charging Stations

Nursing Pods


Free and unlimited WiFi

Many dining options

Many shopping outlets

Workstation Pods

Free water stations

Baggage storage

Dentist’s Office

Pet Relief Area

Spa & Salon Services

Lounges Include:

American Airlines Admirals Club: Pay at the door for American Airlines customers or lounge membership program. Includes hotspot printers, drinks and snacks, WiFi, Workstations, showers and TV.

United Club: Includes conference facilities, fax machines, WiFi, reading materials, TV and beverages.

Delta Sky Club: Members-only access which includes beverages, snacks, WiFi, TV, phones, printers, fax and reading materials.


Direction Length (m) Length (ft) Surface
04/22 2,134 7,001 Asphalt/Concrete
13/31 2,135 7,003 Asphalt/Concrete


Terminal A

Originally the terminal for overseas flights, the Marine Air Terminal is designed to home fleets of flying boats. Currently, however, the terminal is home to JetBlue flights only.

Terminal B

Terminal B is the Central Terminal Building and serves most of the airport's airlines. Currently, this terminal is home to Air Canada, American, Southwest and United.

Terminal C

Terminal C was opened in 1992, costing a total of $250 million. The terminal is home to Delta for the majority, but also has some flights operated by Spirit and Frontier.

Terminal D

Terminal D is build to occupy larger planes such as the Boeing 757 and the Boing 767. Although mainly used by Delta, there are other flights from this terminal including Delta Connection and WestJet.

Airlines that fly to LaGuardia Airport

Air Canada Air Canada Express American Airlines American Eagle
Delta Air Lines Delta Connection Aerolíneas de frontera JetBlue
Rectrix Shuttle Southwest Airlines Spirit Airlines Aerolíneas Unidas
United Express WestJet

Top Destinations

Popular Domestic Destinations

Rank Aeropuerto Pasajeros Aerolíneas
1 Chicago-O’Hare, Illinois 1,598,000 American, Delta, Spirit, United
2 Atlanta, Georgia 1,201,000 American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest
3 Miami, Florida 849,000 American, Delta, Frontier
4 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 764,000 American, Delta, Spirit
5 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 711,000 Delta, jetBlue, Southwest, Spirit
6 Boston, Massachusetts 649,000 American, Delta, JetBlue
7 Charlotte, North Carolina 590,000 American, Delta
8 Denver, Colorado 558,000 Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United
9 Orlando, Florida 553,000 American, Delta, JetBlue
10 Detroit, Michigan 485,000 American, Delta, Spirit

How to get to LaGuardia Airport

By Road

LaGaurdia Airport is only about a 30-minute drive from central Manhattan, using the Grand Central Parkway which is the main highway to the airport.

By Public Transport

There are many bus services on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) which operate from LaGuardia to Manhattan, Queens and beyond. There are bus services which operate from all terminals.

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