LaGuardia Airport

FAA halts some flights into LaGuardia as government shutdown leads to air traffic controllers shortage

The Federal Aviation Administration briefly issued a ground stop for arriving flights at New York's LaGuardia Airport Friday morning before lifting it about an hour later. Staff shortages also delayed flights at Newark Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport, the...

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 1:33pm

Government shutdown causing concerns over TSA wait times, air travel safety

Though JFK and LaGuardia haven’t historically ranked as the best airports in the country, it seems neither Queens facility has seen TSA lines as extensive as those at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which gained national attention this week with reports of three-hour waits...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 3:55pm

11 new LaGuardia Airport gates to open Saturday: Cuomo

The first 11 new gates at LaGuardia Airport will open this weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday. The new gates are part of an $8 billion transformation meant to bring the aging airport into the 21st century. Cuomo joined Port Authority of New York and New Jersey representatives along...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 4:32pm

New coalition wants AirTrain LGA to become a reality

LaGuardia Airport is the only major East Coast airport without a direct rail connection, so getting there can often feel as long as that security line or trip to get to your final destination. However, a newly formed coalition aims to change that by throwing its support behind Gov. Cuomo’s...

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 1:38pm

Iconic FAO Schwarz returns with LaGuardia Airport store

Get ready to make some music on that infamous piano mat: FAO Schwarz is returning to New York City later this year when the iconic toy store sets up shop at LaGuardia Airport. FAO Schwarz, which closed its Fifth Avenue flagship in July 2015, is among the first retailers moving into Terminal B at...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:05pm

New flyover highway opens at LaGuardia Airport to ease traffic woes

Navigating LaGuardia Airport traffic will hopefully get a bit easier with the opening of a new flyover highway on Wednesday. The new elevated roadway connects Grand Central Parkway Exit 7 to Terminals C and D, providing a streamlined route for drivers looking to get to Delta gates. “...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:20pm

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run at LaGuardia: Officials

A 36-year-old man was killed by a hit-and-run driver as he rode his bicycle at LaGuardia Airport Monday night, officials said. The man was an employee of Swissport International, an airport ground and cargo company, and was struck by a vehicle on Marine Terminal Road and Runway Drive on the...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:55am

6 airlines changing terminals at LaGuardia Saturday

Traveling to and from LaGuardia Airport is going to get a little more confusing this weekend as six airlines will relocate terminals, airport officials announced Thursday. The carriers are moving terminals on Saturday as part of the ongoing modernization and redevelopment of the 78-year-old...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 10:27am

Unresolved issues with LaGuardia Air Train

Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to be overly optimistic concerning building a train-to-the-plane for LaGuardia Airport. New York state only awarded a $14.6 million contract to Parsons Brinckenhoff for design and engineering several months ago. This action is just the first chapter of what will be...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 5:03am