Laguardia Airport Tourism

LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) /ləˈɡwɑːrdiə/ is an international airport in the northern part of the New York City borough of Queens in the United States. It is on the waterfront of Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay in East Elmhurst and borders the neighborhoods of East Elmhurst, Astoria, and Jackson Heights. The airport is the third busiest airport serving New York City, and the twentieth most busy in the United States. LaGuardia Airport covers 680 acres (280 ha) in total. The New York City metropolitan area's JFK International, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty International airports combine to create the largest airport system in the United States, second in the world in terms of passenger traffic, and first in the world in terms of total flight operations. In 2011, the airport handled 24.1 million passengers; In 2015, LaGuardia Airport had a strong growth in passenger traffic; about 31.4 million passengers used the airport, a 14.2 percent increase from the previous year. JFK handled 58.8 million and Newark handled 40.5 million, a total of about 129.7 million travelers using New York airports. In addition, LaGuardia is the busiest airport in the United States without any non-stop service to Europe. A perimeter rule prohibits nonstop flights to or from points beyond 1,500 statute miles (2,400 km), but exceptions to the perimeter rule are flights on Saturdays and flights to Denver. Most transcontinental flights use JFK or Newark, as do all international flights except those from airports within the perimeter that also have United States border preclearance; there is no border control facility at the airport. Glenn H. Curtiss Airport (named after aviation pioneer Glenn Hammond Curtiss), later renamed North Beach Airport, was the earlier airport at this location. The name was changed after New York City's takeover and reconstruction to New York Municipal Airport–LaGuardia Field, and in 1953 became "LaGuardia Airport", named for Fiorello La Guardia, the mayor of New York when the airport was built. LaGuardia has been criticized for some of its outdated facilities. Vice President Joe Biden compared LaGuardia to a "third world country" and the airport 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. On July 27, 2015, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that would completely replace the existing airport.

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Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Laguardia Airport, United States. Explore Laguardia Airport travel guide before you plan your trip here. Laguardia Airport is located at a short trip away from New York City a major city in United States. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit New York City for its bountiful attractions like Empire State Building, Central Park, Statue Of Liberty on your trip to Laguardia Airport. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

  • Know the pollution level of Laguardia Airport before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 43.75 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Laguardia Airport for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Laguardia Airport.

    • Burglary and Theft 26.47 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 36.76 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.71 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 27.94 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 36.76 (Low)
    • Attacks 35.94 (Low)
    • Drug offense 47.06 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.76 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 51.47 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.06 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.06 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.06 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Laguardia Airport is 160.5 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 62.29 (High)
    • Climate Index 80.34 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 51.58 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.4 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 82.87 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 27.78 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.1 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 153.58 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Laguardia Airport

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 64.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.5 USD

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