LaGuardia Airport, United States
LaGuardia Airport, in northern Queens, is the third busiest New York airport. The City of New York owns this public airport. LaGuardia Airport spreads across 680 acres.
LaGuardia Airport’s originated as an Steinway family amusement park. In 1929, it became a private flying field. In 1939, the airport opened commercially as the New York Municipal Airport. In 1953, the City of New York renamed the airport after former mayor, Fiorello La Guardia.
LaGuardia Airport uses two runways measured 2,134 and 2,135 metres long.
This airport received poor public reviews for its archaic facility. Some surveys listed this airport as the worst in the United States. Throughout the years many passengers at LaGuardia experienced delays due to overcrowding.
In 2016, LaGuardia Airport welcomed 29.8 million passengers. That same year, LaGuardia underwent its first phase of renovations with costs estimated at 4 to 5.3 billion dollars.