Runways at LaGuardia Airport

A photo of aircraft queued on the LaGuardia runway.

LaGuardia Airport (LGA) has two runways, 4-22 and 13-31. Both are 7,000 feet long by 150 feet wide, and both have high-intensity runway edge lights, center lights and taxiway leadoff lights. In addition, these runways are grooved to enhance safety.

Runway 4-22 is a bidirectional instrument runway. Navigational aids in the 22 approaches include an Instrument Lighting System (ILS), an Approach Lighting System (ALSF-I), Touchdown Zone Lighting (TDZ), a Runway End Indicator Light System (REILS) and a Visual Approach Slope Indicator System (VASI). Runway 4 is equipped with an ILS, an Approach Lighting System (MALSR) and a Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI). Takeoffs are permitted from both runways when with visibility is lower than a quarter of a mile, and landings on Runway 22 with visibility less than a half- mile.

Runway 13-31 is equipped with REILS at both ends, and runway 13 is equipped with an ILS and ALS (AALSR). Runway 31 also has a 3-bar VASI system for wide-bodied aircraft, while runway 13 has a conventional VASI. Takeoffs are permitted from both runways when visibility is lower than a quarter of a mile, and landings are permitted on Runway 13 with visibility greater than a half-mile. Runway 13-31 also has a safety overrun 460 feet long by 740 feet wide.

Taxiways are equipped with centerline lights, except for Taxiways "AC."

 



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