Airports in New York

New York state is one of the US states with most international airports. Along with NYC airports, there are other New York airports handling a significant number of passengers. NY airports are a common point of entry to entire east coas. JFK and LaGuardia are the busiest airports, followed by Buffalo Niagara and Albany Airport. To better understand where each one is located, note there’s a map of airports in New York located at the end of the section.

List of airports

John F. Kennedy International Airport – IATA Code – JFK (~ 62.5 M Passengers)

John F. Kennedy Airport, popularly known as JFK, is the 6th busiest airport in the USA. JFK is the main airport for international travel to North America, as well as one of the top 20 busiest worldwide airports. Airport is located in Queens borough of New York, about 25 km from downtown Manhattan. American, Delta and jetBlue use it as a major hub. Little less than a 100 airlines use JFK for hundreds of daily flights. Airport’s location is conveniently located to Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn borough. Moreover, getting to Manhattan is simple, due to numerous transportation options.

New York LaGuardia Airport – IATA Code – LGA (~ 31 M Passengers)

LaGuardia Airport is the second largest airport in NY state and one of top 20 busiest US airports. LGA airport is located in northern Queens, about 15 km from Midtown Manhattan. Getting there is possible with MTA subways, buses, shuttles, taxis and so on. More than 15 airlines operate at the airport, American Airlines and Delta among them. There are year round flights to all the biggest US cities, like Chicago, Atlanta and Miami.

Buffalo Niagara International Airport – IATA Code – BUF (~ 5 M Passengers)

Buffalo Niagara Airport is the third busiest NY state airport. It serves cities Buffalo and Cheektowaga. Airport is also popular when traveling to Toronto and Niagara Falls, hence the name. The exact location is about 18 km east of Buffalo Downtown. There are 10 airlines operating at the airport, with year round flights to bigger East Coast and Midwest cities. Canadian ground transportation and NFTA metro bus and trains have regular services from the airport.

Albany International Airport – IATA Code – ALB (~ 1.5 M Passengers)

Albany Airport is an international airport located in Albany, NY state capital. Situated 9 kilometers from Albany, it also serves other cities in the Capital Region, like Troy and Schenectady. Majority of the flights at the ALB airport handle regional and low-cost airlines, such as Allegiant Air and Frontier. Baltimore and Chicago O’Hare are 2 top connected destinations. 

Greater Rochester International Airport – IATA Code – RST (~ 1.5 M Passengers)

Rochester Airport is one of the small-hub US airports, as classified by the FAA. Airport is located 5 km SW of Rochester city. It handles mostly domestic flights to East Coast cities, and some seasonal flights to Florida and Midwest. American, Delta and United handle the majority of flights. Getting to and from RST airport is possible by Rochester Transit Service, cabs, taxis and shuttles.

Syracuse Hancock International Airport – IATA Code – SYR (~ 1.5 M Passengers)

Syracuse International Airport serves Syracuse city and Onondaga County. Airport is located south of Oneida Lake, about 8 km north of Syracuse city center. There are year round flights from the airport, as well as some seasonal to cities like Minneapolis, Chicago and Fort Myers. Centro bus service offers daily departures from the airport, but of course, there are other options like taxis and shuttles.

Smaller New York Airports

Here is the list of smaller airports in New York state, ordered by the passenger numbers. Besides major US airlines, there are also low-cost airlines offering daily flights from and to these airports.

Westchester County Airport – IATA Code – HPN

  • Also Called: White Plains Airport
  • Nearby city(s): White Plains (6 km)
  • Airline(s): Delta, jetBlue, American Eagle

Long Island MacArthur Airport – IATA Code – ISP

  • Also Called: Islip Airport
  • Nearby city(s): Manhattan, NYC (97 km)
  • Airline(s): American Eagle, Frontier, Southwest Airlines

Stewart International Airport – IATA Code – SWF

  • Nearby city(s): Manhattan, NYC (97 km)
  • Airline(s): American, Allegiant Air, jetBlue

Elmira/Corning Regional Airport – IATA Code – ELM

  • Also Called: Elmira Regional Airport
  • Nearby city(s): Elmira (10 km)
  • Airline(s): Allegiant Air, Delta

Plattsburgh International Airport – IATA Code – PBG

  • Nearby city(s): Plattsburgh (6 km)
  • Airline(s): Allegiant Air, Spirit, United

Niagara Falls International Airport – IATA Code – IAG

  • Nearby city(s): Niagara Falls (6 km)
  • Airline(s): Allegiant Air, Spirit

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport – IATA Code – ITH

  • Nearby city(s): Ithaca (5 km)
  • Airline(s): American, Delta, United

Greater Binghamton Airport – IATA Code – BGM

  • Also Called: Edwin A. Link Field
  • Nearby city(s): Binghamton (15 km)
  • Airline(s): Delta

Watertown International Airport – IATA Code – ART

  • Nearby city(s): Waterton (9 km)
  • Airline(s): American Eagle

Ogdensburg International Airport – IATA Code – OGS

  • Nearby city(s): Ogdensburg (3 km)
  • Airline(s): Allegiant Air, United

Adirondack Regional Airport – IATA Code – SLK

  • Nearby city(s): Saranac Lake (7 km)
  • Airline(s): Cape Air

East Hampton Airport – IATA Code – HTO

  • Nearby city(s): East Hampton (6 km)
  • Airline(s): Cape Air

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