LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
- Operated by: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey under a lease with the City of New York since June 1, 1947.
- Location: LGA is located in the Borough of Queens, New York City, bordering on Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay and is eight miles from midtown Manhattan.
- Size: LGA consists of 680 acres and has about 72 aircraft gates.
- Central Terminal Building: This terminal serves the most scheduled domestic airlines. It is 1,300 feet long and 180 feet wide, with approximately 750,000 square feet of floor space. This six-block long terminal consists of a four-story central section, two three-story wings, and four concourses leading to 38 aircraft gate positions.
- Approximately 25 scheduled airlines operate out of LGA.
- Employment and Economic Impact: There are approximately 9,000 persons employed at LGA. The airport contributes $6.1 billion in wages and salaries and approximately 63,000 jobs generated by on-and off-airport aviation and indirectly related businesses.
- US Airways Terminal: On September 12, 1992, US Airways’ $200 million terminal opened for business at the east end of the airport. This 12-gate terminal is connected to the airline’s Shuttle Terminal and features approximately 300,000 square feet of floor space and a food and retain concessions court. US Airways Shuttle Terminal serves passengers hourly with shuttle flights to Boston and Washington, D.C.
- Delta Air Lines Terminal: Constructed by Delta Air Lines at the east end of the airport, it opened in June 1983. The terminal has ten aircraft gate positions.
- Marine Air Terminal (MAT): Once called the Overseas Terminal, the MAT was the original airport terminal building. It served international flights on flying boats through the 1930s and 1940s. In 1995, the Marine Air Terminal was designated a historical landmark. In 1980, the Port Authority rededicated the James Brooks mural, “Flight,” first painted in 1942. On September 1, 1991, Delta began shuttle operations to Boston and Washington, D.C. from the MAT. The terminal is currently undergoing restoration to its façade and interior.