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LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is an airport in Queens, New York that serves New York City, alongside John F. Kennedy International Airport, also in Queens; and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. The airport is commonly referred to simply as LaGuardia. The airport is named after mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia. It is the smallest of the three airports, and is primarily used as a domestic hub. In the 2010s, the airport was notorious for being dated and for its frequent delays. In response, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates all three NYC airports, decided to renovate the airport. Since then, the main terminal was completely rebuilt and the Delta terminal was extended. It’s two short runways and location over the Long Island Sound give the airport the feeling of landing at an aircraft carrier, and because of this it is referred to by pilots by “S.S. LaGuardia”. It has four terminals:

  • Terminal A (the Marine Air Terminal) was built in 1939 and is iconic. It is used for JetBlue's flights from New York to Boston.
  • Terminal B (formerly the Central Terminal) was originally built in the 1960s, but has since been completely rebuilt between 2020 and 2022 as part of the airport's renovation project. It is now very modern.
  • Terminals C and D are used by Delta. Terminal C was originally built in the 1980s for US Airways and Terminal D was built in the 1990s for Delta. It was expanded in 2021 as part of the airport's renovation project.