In 2013, then Mayor Bloomberg announced that New York City would host 54.3 million visitors in 2013 beating the previous year’s record by 1.6 million visitors. Those numbers are only expected to grow in coming years and many of those travelers arrive in the city by air.
You can imagine that all that traffic coming into one airport would create a nightmare scenario for travel. With that in mind, there are several airports that serve the New York City and surrounding areas that are great choices for private jet charter travel, including those listed below.
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
JFK International Airport, located in Queens, was built to ease some of the traffic that seemed to take over at LaGuardia shortly after opening each morning. John F. Kennedy International Airport opened for commercial flights in 1948 and operates today under the authority of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
It is famous for being the busiest international travel gateway in the U.S. as JFK handles the bulk of international flight traffic coming into and leaving New York, while LaGuardia handles mostly domestic flights.
LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Like JFK Airport, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is responsible for the day to day operations of LaGuardia Airport. LGA is also located in the East Elmhurst area of Queens and serves as a major hub for Delta Air Lines.
The Airport has been in operation since 1939 and is the busiest airport in the U.S. that doesn’t offer nonstop service to Europe. The airport features four terminals connected by walkways and buses.
Teterboro Airport (TEB)
Serving as a general aviation relief hub for John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport in New York, Teterboro Airport takes on most of the private charter jet traffic destined for Manhattan.
The airport is actually located in Bergen County New Jersey, but is only 12 miles from Manhattan, making it a particularly attractive choice for business travelers and executives looking to avoid the more crowded airports in New York City. This airport too operates under the purview of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Also on the premises is the Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey.
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Also operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Newark Liberty International Airport is the busiest airport in the area when it comes to number of flights. It also has the honor of being the first major airport in the U.S. It is located in New Jersey between the cities of Newark and Elizabeth and 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan. The combination of Newark, JFK, and LaGuardia creates the largest U.S. airport system and the largest worldwide when it comes to total flight operations. The many services available at Newark make it an attractive location for many people interested in scheduling a private jet charter to New York City.
Westchester County Airport (HPN)
Located in Westchester County, New York, Westchester County Airport is located about 33 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. It is a much smaller airport, making it ideally suited for private aviation passengers looking for even more personalized service.
Today Westchester offers one main terminal with six gates and serves several domestic routes in addition to private aviation charter flights.
Presidential Aviation offers a wide range of routes to private charter jet passengers. Call us today to schedule your private jet charter trip to New York City and get answers for all of your private jet pricing questions.