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LAGUARDIA EXPECTS SIGNIFICANT VEHICLE TRAFFIC TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY AS AIRPORT ACCOMMODATES REBOOKED PASSENGERS FROM TUESDAY’S CANCELLED FLIGHTS. TRAVELERS URGED TO LEAVE PLENTY OF TIME AND HEAD TO LAGUARDIA AIRPORT ONLY IF THEY HAVE CONFIRMED FLIGHTS FOLLOWING TUESDAY'S WINTER STORM, SINCE WEDNESDAY FLIGHTS ARE FULLY BOOKED

Date: Mar 15, 2017
Press Release Number: 41-2017

Travelers are Urged to Check With Their Airlines Prior To Traveling to LGA and to Use the Q70 LaGuardia Bus Link – Free Today through Friday – and Other Mass Transit and Ride-Share Options to Access the Airport

Following the severe winter storm that cancelled 99 percent of LaGuardia’s 1,150 flights yesterday, the airport is expecting significant vehicular traffic on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Many flights on Wednesday are already fully booked, and prior to travelling to the airport, passengers are urged to check with their airlines and leave plenty of time to arrive at the airport. Travelers without confirmed reservations for a flight that day should not come to LaGuardia Airport.

All passengers heading to and from LaGuardia Airport the rest of the week are advised to use mass transit, including the free Q70 LaGuardia Link, to help reduce congestion at the airport, which is undergoing a massive modernization project.

To save money and help reduce congestion for everyone on the airport roadways, travelers also can make use of UberPool, which today is starting a special discounted $10 fare for all UberPool trips originating from LaGuardia and ending anywhere in the five boroughs.Taxi Group Riding also will be in effect on an optional basis from the airport.

The Port Authority has an on-site Traffic Command Center at LaGuardia that monitors traffic conditions and deploys staff and resources where necessary. Airport traffic conditions are regularly updated and communicated via social media Facebook, or @LGAairport on Twitter and LaGuardiaAirport.com. Additional tips for passengers and motorists can be found on the airport’s website at http://laguardiaairport.com/news/winter-weather.

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