LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) is an airport in East Elmhurst, Queens, New York City. Covering 680 acres (280 ha), the airport is the third busiest airport serving New York City, and the twentieth busiest in the United States. The airport adopted its current name in 1953 for Fiorello La Guardia, the mayor of New York City when the airport was built. LGA 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. LaGuardia has been extensively criticized for its outdated facilities, lack of cleanliness, cramped building design, poor customer service and has been ranked in numerous customer surveys as the worst in the United States. Among pilots, it is referred to as ‘USS LaGuardia’, because the runways are short and surrounded by water, thus giving the feel of landing on an aircraft carrier. Due to this, a reconstruction plan commenced in 2016 that is completely replacing the existing airport, and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
|Contact Number:||(718) 533-3400|
|Airport Address:||LaGuardia Airport New York, NY 11371|