New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
History, Facts and Overview
(New York, New York - NY, USA)
In the mid-thirties, New York's mayor at that time, Fiorello LaGuardia, led a strong campaign to develop a more central airport in New York, as he felt that the existing Newark Airport was simply too far away.
Eventually it was decided that the small, centrally located North Beach Airport should be drastically overhauled and redeveloped, and a budget of more than $20 million was allocated for this task. Covering just over 500 acres / 200 hectares, the new New York Municipal Airport was opened in 1939, soon to be named as the New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA).
There are plenty of passenger amenities located all around New York LaGuardia Airport and it is highly likely that you will find exactly what you require without the need to even leave the terminal.
Facilities within the Central Terminal Building are especially comprehensive and include two food courts, bars and pubs, Wachovia cash machines, US$ currency exchange, a Laptop Lane Business Center, and a shopping concourse. Popular stores include Discover New York, Duty Free America, Hudson News, Metropolitan Museum of Art Store and the National Geographic.