Which airport is closest to Central Park?

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There is no better way to experience Central Park’s amazing beauty than going there. It’s a top tourist destination not only in America but it also attracts thousands of  tourists each year from all corners of the world.  We should not miss to see this iconic world-famous park when we are visiting New York.

There are so many things to see in this park that you won’t manage to do this in just one day.  But if you are planning to go to Central Park then you may like to know what are the places that surround it.

For those of you who travel by plane you the closest airports to Central Park are:

  • LaGuardia Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport
  • Midtown Skyport
  • Beyer Airfield Services
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • Airport Cliffside Park Taxi & Car Service.

 

You are curious about how you can reach one of the world’s top parks?

Let’s check what are the major airports around Central Park that it’s handy to know:

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LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia is one of the top airports. It is situated at the northern part of New York City borough of Queens. It’s in fact one of the most bustling airports in America and it doesn’t have any non-stop service to Europe. It is located at the waterfront of Flushing and Bowery Bays in East Helmhurst. It is very close to Jackson Heights and Astoria neighborhoods. LaGuardia Airport is the third most busy airport that serve the city of New York and it takes 20th place among the biggest airports in the United States.

The airport covers a total of 680 acres. In 2016 this airport experienced growth in the passenger traffic rate (the airport was used by 29.8 million passengers ). The previous airport that existed at LaGuardia Airport’s spot was  Glenn H. Curtiss Airport which later got the name North Beach Airport. It bears the name of the famous aviation pioneer Glenn Hammond Curtiss.

 

Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark Liberty International Airport

Its original name was Newark Metropolitan Airport and later was renamed as Newark International Airport. It serves the American state of New Jersey and it’s one of the three biggest airports that offer service to New York metropolitan Area and a large part of the passengers in Philadelphia metropolitan area.

It serves a total of 50 carriers and the 3rd largest hub in America. This is the largest tenant of the airport since it runs all the three of the airport’s terminals.

It serves a total of 50 carriers and the 3rd largest hub in America. This is the largest tenant of the airport since it runs all the three of the airport’s terminals.

 

In terms of busyness this airport takes 43d place among all airports in the world as it serves around 43,393,499 passengers per year. It is situated at a distance of 3 miles south of Downtown Newark, 12 miles southwest from New York and 75 miles far from Philadelphia.

Newark airport exists since 1928 at a reclaimed land near the Passaic River. The airport’s territory passes the boundaries of Elizabeth and Newark cities. These cities have joint ownership of the airport Elizabeth is the most populated city in the area. It is leased to and operated by the Port Authority of New Jersey and New York.

 

John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport

It’s the chief international airport serving the area of New York City and it’s the busiest airport in this area. It is located at a distance of 22.35 km from Central Park. It has many names (Kennedy Airport, JFK Airport, New York-JFK or just Kennedy or JFK). It’s the most busy international airport in the area and it has the role of a passenger getaway to North America. It is situated at Jamaica’s neighbourhood in the borough of Queens in New York.

Its location is at a distance of 16 miles southeast of Midtown Manhattan. It’s the 22nd busiest among all world airports and it takes 6th place among the busiest airports in the United States. Curious fact about this airport is that it served more than 59 million passengers in 2017. The airport handles more than 90 airlines with direct or non-stop flights to different destinations.

The airport has four runaways and six passenger terminals. It acts as a hub for Delta Air Lines and American Air Lines. It’s the major operating base for JetBlue Airways

 

The airport has four runaways and six passenger terminals. It acts as a hub for Delta Air Lines and American Air Lines. It’s the major operating base for JetBlue Airways

In tha past this airport was called New York International Airport in 1948. It was known under the name of Idlewild Airport. The reason for this is because it displaced Idlewild Beach Golf Course. In 1963 the airport got its current name in honor of John F. Kennedy soon after the president’s assassination.

 

New York Skyports Seaplane Base

New York Skyports Seaplane Base

It’s a sea plane base situated at the lower East River in New York City, at East 23rd Street between Stuyvesant Cove Park and Waterside Plaza .  In the mid-1930s a seaplane ramp was built at East 23rd Street. Then the seaplane base became part of the marina that was opened in 1962.

 

Beyer Airfield Services

This air company was founded in 1914. It is based at 109 Broad Ave. It’s 10.8 miles far from Central Park and it offers Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) and Snow Removal Equipment.

 

Teterboro Airport

Teterboro Airport

It’s a chief aviation relief airport located at the bourghs of Teterboro, Moonachie, and Hasbrouck Heights in Bergen County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The airport’s territory takes a large part of Teterboro and it’s 827 acres (3.35 km2).

As a matter of fact Teterboro Airport is the oldest still working airport in the New York City area. It is named after its founder – Walter C. Teter .

Now the airport is a property of Port Authiority of New York and New Jersey and it’s ran by AFCO AvPORTS Management. The airport’s location is in the New Jersey Meadowlands,  at a distance of 12 miles (19 km) from Midtown Manhattan.

This fact makes it very popular for both private and corporate aircraft. Teterboro in fact houses many private aviation charter companies that offer both national and global flights.The weight limit of is 100,000 pounds (45,000 kg) on aircraft, which has the purpose of making it non-commercial airport.