La Guardia Airport Information
LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA)is an airport located in the northern part of Queens County on Long Island in the City of New York. The airport is located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst. The airport was originally named Glenn H. Curtiss Airport after aviation pioneer Glenn Hammond Curtiss then renamed North Beach Airport, then later named for Fiorello H. La Guardia, a former mayor of New York when the airport was built. In 1960, it was voted the "greatest airport in the world" by the worldwide aviation community.The airport is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
In 2008, the airport handled 23.1 million passengers; JFK handled 47.8 million and Newark handled slightly more than 35.4 million,making for a total of approximately 106 million travelers using New York airports, which is the largest airport system in the United States, largest in the world in terms of flight operations, and second in the world (after London) in terms of passenger traffic.
Here are some of the major Airlines that service LaGuardia Airport:
- Air Canada
- Air Canada Jazz
- AirTran Airways
- American Airlines
- American Eagle
- Delta Air Lines
- Delta Connection operated by Comair
- Delta Connection operated by Shuttle America
- JetBlue Airways
- US Airways Express operated by Air Wisconsin
The above mentioned information is taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Guardia_Airport.