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Facts and Figures

In 2016, LaGuardia Airport handled 29.8 million passengers, 369,987 plane movements and 7,586 tons of air cargo.

For archived airport traffic statistics, visit the Port Authority’s statistics page.

Year  Plane Movements Passengers Air Cargo (tons) Air Mail (tons)
2016 369,987 29,786,769 7,586 681
2015 366,274 28,437,668  7,721  1,229
2014 360,834 26,954,588 7,141 1,608
2013 371,565 26,722,183 7,001 1,439
2012 369,989 25,707,784 7,009 1,177
2011 365,870 24,122,478 7,292 643

Employment and Economic Impact

LaGuardia Airport is an economic generator for the New York-New Jersey region. In fact, LaGuardia:

  • Employs 12,341 people
  • Contributes $18.8 billion in economic activity
  • Generates 135,599 total jobs and $6.8 billion in annual wages as salaries

General Information

The Port Authority oversees the safe management and operation of LaGuardia Airport. Learn more about our operating rules and regulations, as well as our Emergency and Tarmac Delay Contingency Plans (PDF)

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