New York’s Airports See Record Passenger Traffic in 2013

By Paul Riegler on 14 January 2014
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On approach to JFK

On approach to JFK

New York City’s two airports set records in 2013 for air passenger traffic as the city’s population also reached new record levels.

John F. Kennedy International Airport saw a record 50 million passengers pass through its gates in 2013 and also saw more international passengers, roughly 26 million, than ever before.  LaGuardia Airport set a new record for international passengers with approximately 1.6 million, mostly traveling to and from Canada, using the city’s oldest airport.

A record number of tourists, 50 million, visited New York City in 2013, and the city’s population swelled to almost 8.4 million, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the city’s two airports as well as Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and Stewart International in Orange County, New York, announced that its commercial airports set an all-time record in 2013 with roughly 111.6 million total passengers.  This exceeded previous record, set in 2007, by 1.5 million passengers.

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