THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

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PORT AUTHORITY TO REOPEN JFK, NEWARK LIBERTY AND LAGUARDIA AIRPORTS MONDAY MORNING

Date: Aug 28, 2011
Press Release Number: 107-2011

John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports will open to arriving flights at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, with departures set to resume at noon. LaGuardia Airport will reopen to both arrivals and departures at 7 a.m. tomorrow.

The Port Authority has coordinated the reopenings with the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and our airline partners.

Given the complexities of resuming flights, travelers are urged to contact their airlines before coming to the airport to learn about potential delays and cancellations. Additionally, due to limited mass-transit options tomorrow, arriving and departing passengers should make sure they will be able to get to and from the airports via alternative means if necessary.

AirTrain JFK is expected to be back in service at 4 a.m. with AirTrain Newark scheduled to resume operations at 6 a.m.

Stewart International Airport also will resume flights tomorrow, but travelers should check status with individual carriers.

Teterboro Airport has experienced some flooding issues and the Port Authority will announce re-opening plans at this airport when they are finalized.

Full PATH rail service in New Jersey and New York City will resume at 4 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29.

The Port Authority's Hudson River crossings and Staten Island bridges already are in full operation, with E-ZPass and cash tolls being accepted.

Customers are reminded to check www.panynj.gov for updated information about PATH and all other Port Authority facilities. For further information about safety precautions, evacuation routes and best practices for New Jersey, visit ready.nj.gov; for New York State, visit www.511ny.org; and for New York City, visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/nycsevereweather/weather_home.shtml.

CONTACT:

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

212-435-7777

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which is self-sufficient and does not receive tax dollars from either state, operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Port Authority-Port Jersey Marine Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.