Facts & Information

A photo of aircraft landing and taking off at Newark Liberty Airport.

Investment

The City of Newark spent more than $8.2 million on construction and development of the airport. The U.S. government spent more than $15.1 million prior to 1948. The Port Authority has invested more than $4.3 billion in the airport.

Employment and Economic Impact

About 20,000 people are employed at Newark Liberty. The airport contributes about $22.9 billion in economic activity to the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region, generating about 162,000 total jobs and $8.3 billion in annual wages and salaries.

Port Authority Administration Building

In 2002, reconstruction of the National Historic Landmark Newark Liberty International Airport's Administration Building #1 was completed. The new 100,000 square-foot building houses much of the Port Authority's airport staff.

Central Terminal Area

The 425-acre oval Central Terminal Area was built as part of a large-scale airport redevelopment program in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Terminals

Newark Liberty has three major terminals: A, B and C.

Terminal A

With 27 gates, Terminal A branches out into three circular satellite buildings, designed as A-1, A-2 and A-3. The main terminal building measures approximately 800 by 165 feet. Planning for the redevelopment of Terminal A has begun, with discussions under way with probable tenant airlines.  A Welcome Center was recently added.

Terminal B

Terminal B's modernization expanded the two-level facility into three levels. Highlights include new inline baggage screening systems a passenger screening systems, and a new baggage claim hall, new departure areas, new ticket counters, additional passenger lounges and concessions, and a new Welcome Center. Terminal B has 15 international arrivals gates.

Terminal C

Terminal C opened in 1998.  Continental Airlines’ Global Gateway project in 2001 added 600,000 square feet of space and turned the facility into a three-level terminal with two levels for departures.  The C-3 concourse added 19 gates – bringing the terminal’s total to 59 – a huge retail and concessions space, and U.S. Customs facilities.  The state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility, also completed by Continental, added another 1,500 passengers-per-hour arrival capacity to Newark Liberty.  In 2010, Continental merged with United Airlines.  A new Welcome Center opened in the terminal in 2011.

AirTrain Newark

Opened in 2001, AirTrain Newark offers service to the Newark Liberty International Airport train station, where passengers can connect to NJ Transit and Amtrak rail links for connections between the airport and New York City, Philadelphia, points across New Jersey, and destinations beyond.  Thousands of daily riders also use AirTrain Newark to travel between passenger terminals and to connect to parking lots and rental car areas. .In 2012, about 2.1 million paid riders used the system to connect to the airport at the Northeast Corridor station, along with millions of others who used the system free of charge to travel between passenger terminals and to connect to parking lots and rental car areas.

Cargo

Newark Liberty is the overnight small package center for the New York/ New Jersey region, offering a full range of short-, medium- and long-haul services to domestic and international destinations. The airport expanded its cargo capacity in 2004 with the opening of a 142,000 square-foot facility, which combined with United and Continental's cargo buildings, increases cargo space at the airport to 1.3 million square feet.

 

Year Plane Movements Passengers Air Cargo (tons) Air Mail (tons)
2013 413,744 35,016,236 662,422 54,677
2012 414,061 34,014,027 741,277 79,393
2011 410,013 33,711,372 811,989 84,603
2010 403,429 33,107,041 860,845 82,479
2009 411,176 33,424,110 758,152 97,441
2008 434,054 35,366,359 869,448 108,565
2007 435,931 36,367,240 953,556 109,062
2006 446,166 35,764,910 979,271 95,658
2005 436,244 33,078,473 957,603 90,169
2004 437,446 31,893,372 995,256 90,564
2003 405,734 29,428,899 890,712 73,611
2002 405,816 29,220,775 906,164 38,868
2001 439,275 31,100,491 913,126 73,029
2000 450,289 34,188,701 1,070,380 123,015
1999 457,974 33,622,686 1,084,660 123,079
1998 455,833 32,575,874 1,074,642 120,134
1997 462,889 30,945,857 1,069,545 86,216
1995 420,546 26,626,231 958,419 84,818
1990 379,653 22,255,002 495,407 61,351
1980 196,781 9,223,260 107,167 38,227
1970 204,595 6,460,489 157,301 37,401
1960 163,378 2,935,613 58,313 10,557
1949 93,463 834,916 40,574 2,891

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