About the Airport

A photo of an aircraft, shot from behind, well into it's takeoff.

LaGuardia Airport opened in 1939. Built on the site of the old Gala Amusement Park, LaGuardia quickly become an integral part of the Northern Queens community. The Port Authority took control in 1947 and instituted a variety of innovations and improvements. This section provides a snapshot of the airport’s role in the community, its history and offers preview of what’s to come.


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