Airports Hail Historic Summer

Airports Hail Historic Summer

Photo Courtesy of JFK International Airport

During the 2019 summer timeframe, JFK handled a record 20.4 million passengers.

By Forum Staff

The region’s three major airports—John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, and LaGuardia—handled record-setting passenger levels this summer, with 43.9 million passengers served between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Thursday.

According to the Port Authority, during the summer timeframe, JFK handled a record 20.4 million passengers and Newark handled a record 14 million passengers. LaGuardia served a record 9.4 million passengers during the 14-week period—including eight of the 12 busiest days in the airport’s history—between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.

Additionally, JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark were accredited by Airports Council International (ACI), the global airport association, for the breadth of their customer experiences initiatives. Along with San Antonio International Airport and San Francisco International Airport, the Port Authority’s airports are three of only five U.S. airports to receive the ACI accreditation.

“The airport customer experience initiatives underscore our commitment to enhancing the travel experience for all Port Authority customers, whether it’s better amenities and digital innovation at our airports, or more customer-friendly services at our bridges, tunnels and PATH,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole. “Our facilities are focused on achieving these improvements while handling record passenger levels and advancing major redevelopment projects at our airports. These combined ambitions are a testament to the hard-working employees of the Port Authority and our private-sector partners.”


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