Date: Sep 30, 2003
Press Release Number: 129-2003
New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey will join Port Authority executives and elected officials to celebrate Newark Liberty International Airport’s 75th anniversary at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1, in historic Building One (Port Authority Administration Building) on Conrad Road.
The celebration will highlight Newark Liberty International Airport’s important role in the history of aviation. The airport was host to a number of aviation firsts, including the nation’s first air traffic control tower, the nation’s first lighted runway, and the nation’s first passenger terminal. The airport continues to be an important transportation hub, serving about 29 million passengers per year and ranking as one of the world’s 25 busiest airports.
Media wishing to cover the event should bring media credentials and arrive at Building One by 3:30 p.m.