New York International and Major Airports

Major Airports Code  
Albany International Airport ALB

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Buffalo Niagara International Airport BUF
Elmira/Corning Regional Airport ELM
Islip - Macarthur Airport ISP
New York JFK International Airport JFK
New York La Guardia Airport LGA
Newark Liberty  
Niagara Falls International Airport IAG
Rochester International Airport ROC
Syracuse - Hancock Intl. Airport SYR
Westchester County Airport HPN
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There are 162 public airports in New York. New York's airports are the busiest in the US as they carry more than 100 million passengers each year. New York Airports has the latest aviation technology and offers helpful assistance to customers.

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  • The international airports in New York are Albany International Airport in Albany, Buffalo International Airport in Buffalo, Massena International Airport in Massena, John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, Plattsburgh International Airport in Plattsburgh, Rochester Greater International Airport in Rochester and Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse. In addition to these New York airports, there are other international General Aviation airports such as Sullivan County International Airport at Monticello, Niagara Falls International Airport at Niagara Falls, Ogdensburg International Airport at Ogdensburg and Watertown International Airport at Watertown.

    Airports are arranged by the number of annual boardings

    John F. Kennedy International Airport

    John F. Kennedy International Airport Photo by Walter Bibikow
    John F. Kennedy International Airport(JFK, 29,239,151 annual boardings) (colloquially called Kennedy Airport, JFK Airport, New York-JFK, or simply JFK or Kennedy) is the principal international airport that serves New York City. It is the busiest international air passenger gateway into North America

    The John F. Kennedy International Airport is one of the busiest airports in New York and also in the US. It sees an annual traffic of nearly 41 million passengers. JFK International Airport offers many services and amenities. There are gift shops, bookstores, barbers, ATMs, banking, duty-free shops, money exchange, shoe cleaners, florists, restaurants and bars. Apart from that, the airport is handicapped friendly and offers wheelchair access, TTYs and TDDs as well as reduced parking fees for people with disabilities. There is always help available at JFK Airport. There are nearly 100 airlines flying from this airport. Some of these are Korean Air, Egyptair, China Airlines, Biman Bangladesh, Lan Peru, Azteca, Kuwait Airways, Aero Mexico, Alitalia, Air India, Continental Express, Icelandair, Lufthansa, Emirates, Comair, British Airways, Northwest, Virgin Atlantic Olympic and United Airways. Many of these airlines offer to book their tickets online. Some of these airlines also offer special rates and discounts for booking their tickets online.  - List of US Airlines

    LaGuardia Airport

    LaGuardia Airport
    LaGuardia Airport(LGA, 14,762,593 annual boardings) is located the northern portion of the New York City borough of Queens. It is on the waterfront of Flushing and Bowery Bays in East Elmhurst and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria and Jackson Heights. LGA the third busiest airport serving New York City, and the twentieth busiest in the United States. LaGuardia Airport includes 680 acres, The airport was built on the shores of Flushing Bay in the 1930s when Fiorello La Guardia was mayor. There are two runways which are only 7,000 feet long, compared with those at John F. Kennedy Airport, which are up to 14,000 feet, and Newark Liberty International Airport, where they are up to 11,000 feet.

    The airport site was originally the Gala Amusement Park, owned by the Steinway family. In  1929, It was razed and converted into a 105-acre private flying field named Glenn H. Curtiss Airport after the pioneer Long Island aviator. It was later renamed North Beach Airport.

    There are four terminals at LGA, marked (A, B, C and D) which are connected by buses and walkways. Signage all through the terminals was designed by Paul Mijksenaar. Similar to other Port Authority airports, some terminals at LaGuardia are managed and maintained by airlines themselves. Terminal B was under direct Port Authority operation, but as of 2016, operation of Terminal B has been allocated to private company, LaGuardia Gateway Partners.  - List of US Airlines

    Buffalo Niagara International Airport

    Buffalo Niagara International Airport
    Buffalo Niagara International Airport(BUF, 2,313,724 annual boardings) is located in Cheektowaga, New York, named after the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area. BUF serves Buffalo, New York and the southern Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario, Canada. It is the third-busiest airport in the state of New York and the busiest airport outside of the New York City metropolitan area. It is about 11 miles east of Downtown Buffalo and 60 miles southeast of Toronto (however driving distance is 106 miles. The airport consists of 1,000 acres of land.

    In November of 1997, a new $56 million terminal (at newly named Buffalo-Niagara International Airport) opened featuring 15 gates. The old terminals were subsequently demolished to provide for future expansion. In 2001, the new building was extended, increasing the number of gates to 25. In 2006 the main runway was repaved and extended 750 feet, the first major upgrade to the runway since 1980 while the secondary runway was extended by 1,000 feet.  - List of US Airlines

    In late 2017 the terminal commenced a $65 million renovation and expansion as part of the airport's 2013 sustainable master plan

    BUF sits at an elevation of 727. There are two runways at the airport.

    • Runway 5/23, is 8,829 feet  x 150 feet. The main and longest runway at the airport, equipped at both ends with Approach Lighting Systems (ALS).
    • Runway 14/32, is 7,161 feet x 150 feet  Runway 14 approach does not have ILS, nor ALS.

    Albany International Airport

    Albany International Airport
    Albany International Airport(ALB, 1,388,860 annual boardings) is a public airport located seven miles northwest of Albany, in Albany County, New York. ALB owned by the Albany County Airport Authority. The airport includes 1,000 acres of land. It is an airport of entry in Latham, a hamlet within the town of Colonie. It was built on the site of the Shaker settlement which is about six miles north of Albany.

    The airport was the first, and remains the oldest, municipal airport in the USs. In 1908 the airstrip was the site of a former polo field on Loudonville Road, located three miles  north of the city in the town of Colonie. The airport was moved to Westerlo Island in 1909, in the city of Albany, but at that time was in the town of Bethlehem; the airport was named at this time. The airport was named after Teddy Roosevelt's son, Quentin, a fighter pilot during World War I.

    A new terminal building opened in 1962. It featured. A landside building had ticket counters, a coffee shop, and baggage claim on the first floor and a restaurant, offices and viewing area were on the second floor. A single-story boarding concourse extended outwards from this building. In 1968 this concourse was widened to allow more concessions and boarding space. In 1979, the terminal was again expanded again with the addition of a new two-story building attached diagonally to the northwest

    A 16,000-square-foot addition to the new terminal to accommodate Southwest Airlines was completed in 2000 and included two new dual jet bridges allowing passengers to board and deplane from both the front and rear of an aircraft.

    Greater Rochester International Airport

    Greater Rochester International Airport Photo by dck worldwide
    Greater Rochester International Airport(ROC, 1,186,002 annual boardings) is located three miles southwest of downtown Rochester, in Monroe County, New York. It is owned and operated by Monroe County. The largest airline that serves the airport is Delta Air Lines with 30% of passengers flying on Delta. ROC is also home to the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, part of the 42nd Infantry Division.

    The airport consists 1,136 acres at an elevation of 559 feet. There are three runways:

    • 4/22: is 8,001 x 140 feet built with  Concrete
    • 7/25: is 4,000 x 100 feet made of Asphalt
    • 10/28: is 6,401 x 150 feet made of  Asphalt
    Runways 4/22 and 28 have Instrument Landing System (ILS); runway 4 has a Category II Instrument Landing System (ILS)

    Syracuse Hancock International Airport

    Syracuse Hancock International Airport
    Syracuse Hancock International Airport(SYR, 1,024,505 annual boardings ) is a joint civil-military airport located five miles northeast of downtown Syracuse, in Onondaga County, New York The airport is located off Interstate 81 near Mattydale, New York. The primary terminal complex is at the east end of Colonel Eileen Collins Boulevard.

    The airport consists 2,000 acres at an elevation of 421 feet. There are two asphalt runways:

    • 10/28 is 9,003 by 150 feet.
    • 15/33 is 7,500 by 150 feet.

    There is an average of 124 inches of snowfall annually in Syracuse, the most of any major city in the US. However, on average, the airport is closed less than 24 hours annually because of snow. SYR has received the Balchen/Post Award for Excellence in the Performance of Snow and Ice Control eight times, the most recentwas in 2012-2013.

    Runway 28 provides for Category II instrument landing system (ILS).

    Westchester County Airport

    Westchester County Airport Photo by JetBlack Transportation
    Westchester County Airport(HPN, 766,170 annual boardings) is a county-owned airport located in Westchester County, New York, three miles northeast of the central business district of White Plains, in West Harrison, New York. The airfield is also sometimes called White Plains Airport and has been identified by this name in the past by the Official Airline Guide (OAG). The airport is called White Plains for departures and arrivals in other cities.

    The airport consists of 702 acres at an elevation of 439 feet above mean sea level. There are two asphalt paved runways:

    • 16/34 is 6,549 by 150 feet.
    • 11/29 is 4,451 by 150 feet. 

    Runway 29's threshold is displaced 1,297 feet (395 m) due to trees obstructing the approach path. The trees are 37 feet tall and 370 feet from the end of the runway.

    Airlines serving this airport are American Eagle, Cape Air, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Elite Airways, JetBlue Airways, Reliant Air, Tradewind Aviation and United Express

    Long Island MacArthur Airport

    >Long Island MacArthur Airport Photo by akern.geo
    Long Island MacArthur Airport(formerly called Islip Airport) (ISP, 597,133 annual boardings) is a public airport located in Ronkonkoma, New York on Long Island. The Town of Islip owns and operates the airport, which handles about two million commercial passengers each year, as well as general aviation. LIMA consists of 1,311 acres  and includes four runways along with two helipads.

    Situated between Montauk Point, 72 miles to the east, and Manhattan, 60 miles to the west, MacArthur Airport handles the suburban Nassau and Suffolk counties as an alternative to the JFK and LaGuardia airports – both in the New York City borough of Queens. Shuttle buses are available from the airport to the Ronkonkoma Railroad Station.

    Airlines serving this airport are American Eagle, Elite Airways, Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines.  - List of US Airlines

    Stewart International Airport

    Stewart International Airport
    Stewart International Airport, officially named New York Stewart International Airport (SWF, 140,328), is a public/military airport located in Orange County, New York It is situated in the southern Hudson Valley, west of Newburgh, and southwest of Poughkeepsie, approximately 60 miles north of Manhattan The airport is in both the Towns of Newburgh and the Towns of New Windsor.

    SWF consists of 1,552 acres at an elevation of 491 feet above mean sea level. There are two asphalt runways and one helipad.

    • The east-west runway 9–27 is 11,817 feet long by 150 feet wide, however the landing threshold at each end is displaced 2,000 feet. Aircraft landing to the east have a landing distance available restriction, an additional 1,000-foot reduction in length, making only 8,817 feet available for landing.
    • Runway 27 has 9,817 feet available for landing. The full length is available for takeoff in both directions.
    • Runway 9 has an instrument landing system for category I and category II approaches with an ALSF2 approach lighting system.
    • Runway 27 got an instrument landing system in recent years, but with no approach lighting landing minimums for this runway are higher.
    • The helipad H1 is asphalt, 40 by 40 feet.  - List of US Airlines

    Elmira/Corning Regional Airport

    Elmira/Corning Regional Airport
    Elmira/Corning Regional Airport(ELM, 139,583 annual boardings) is a county-owned public airport located in Chemung County, New York, seven miles northwest of Elmira and eight miles east of Corning. It is actually in the town of Big Flats but its mailing address is Horseheads, New York. The airport was formerly named Elmira Regional Airport.

    The airport consists 1,000 acres at an elevation of 954 feet. There are three runways:

    • 6/24 is 8,001 by 150 feet, asphalt.
    • 10/28 is 5,404 by 150 feet, asphalt.
    • 5/23 is 2,017 by 150 feet, turf.

    Plattsburgh International Airport

    Plattsburgh International Airport Photo by CreditWalk
    Plattsburgh International Airport(PBG, 129,622 annual boardings) is a county public use airport three nautical miles south of the central business district of Plattsburgh, a city in Clinton County, New York

    The airport is situated on the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base and has been owned by Clinton County ever since 2002

    PBG consists of 1,912 acres at an elevation of 234 feet above mean sea level. There is one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt/concrete surface measuring 11,759 by 200 feet.

    The airport is promoted as "Montreal's U.S. Airport". located 60 miles from Montreal, three fourths of boarding passengers are Canadian, while everyl sign is in both English and French. It has significant multi-modal capabilities, the airport even has its own interchange to the Interstate Highway System (Exit 36 of I-87), a direct rail spur from the main Canadian Pacific Railway line between Montreal and New York City, and direct rail and highway access to the Port of Montreal.  - List of US Airlines

    Niagara Falls International Airport

    Niagara Falls
    Niagara Falls International Airport(IAG, 126,028 annual boardings ) is located four miles east of downtown Niagara Falls, in Niagara County, New York Owned and operated by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, the airport is a joint civil-military airfield and shares its runways with the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. A new terminal building was completed in 2009.

    The airport is in Class D airspace and has a FAA control tower.

    The airport consists of 1,067 acres and has three paved runways:

    • 6/24 is 5,189 x 150 feet made of Asphalt
    • 10L/28R is 9,829 x 150 feet made of Asphalt/Concrete
    • 10R/28L is 3,973 x 75 feet made of Asphalt

    Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

    >Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Photo by Kayak
    Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport(ITH, 88,692 annual boardings) is a county-owned airport locaed three miles northeast of Ithaca, the county seat and the only city in Tompkins County, New York. Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 103,501 passenger boardings in 2013.

    The airport consists of 531 acres at an elevation of 1,099 feet. There are two runways: 14/32 is 6,977 by 150 feet asphalt and 15/33 is 2,018 by 50 feet turf.

    The first Ithaca Municipal Airport was west of downtown Ithaca, near the inlet of Cayuga Lake. Having a single short runway, being close to the Lehigh Valley freight yards on the south side, and the Cayuga Lake marshes on the north side, and fog in the lake valley stifled its growth. In 1948, Cornell University launched the existing airport on East Hill and deeded its ownership to the County in 1956. The initial airport site is now Cass Park, including a hangar which was renovated to house the Hangar Theatre.

    Greater Binghamton Airport

    Greater Binghamton Airport Photo by FOX 40 WICZ TV
    Greater Binghamton Airport(BGM, 68,415 annual boardings) is a Broome County-owned airport located eight miles north of Binghamton, New York. It is in East Maine, New York and serves the Southern Tier of New York. The airport was named Broome County Airport into the 1970s. It was renamed Edwin A. Link Field-Broome County Airport to honor the inventor of the aircraft instrument simulator, the Link Trainer, a name it hekd on to until the 1990s when it was again labeled as Binghamton Regional Airport. The name Greater Binghamton Airport was selected in 2003. The field is still named in Link's honor.

    The airport consists of 1,199 acres at an elevation of 1,636 feet. There are two asphalt runways:  - List of US Airlines

    • 16/34 is 7,304 by 150 feet.
    • 10/28 is 5,001 by 150 feet.

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