Newark Liberty International Airport, located in Newark, New Jersey, United States is a major international airport that serves the greater New York City metropolitan area. The airport was originally built in 1928 and was known as Newark Metropolitan Airport and later Newark International Airport. The airport was later renamed in honor of the Statue of Liberty in 1996.
The airport code EWR is derived from the airport's previous name, Newark International Airport. It is the only international airport in the region and is the sixth busiest airport in the United States. It is also the third busiest airport in the New York City metropolitan area, behind JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport.
The airport is served by more than 40 airlines, including major carriers such as American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and Southwest Airlines. It also serves as a hub for United Airlines and a focus city for JetBlue Airways.
On a daily basis, the airport handles over 1,000 flights and approximately 30 million passengers a year. It is the largest employment center in the state of New Jersey, with over 30,000 people employed at the airport. In addition, the airport is a major contributor to the local economy and is one of the largest retail centers in the region.
The airport features three terminals and three runways. The airport also features a variety of amenities, including restaurants, shops, and lounges. It also has a pet relief area, a children's play area, and an airport chapel.
In recent years, the airport has undergone significant renovations and expansions, including the construction of a new runway and the addition of an international arrivals facility. In addition, the airport has also seen a number of new airlines added to its roster, including Air India, Air China, and Emirates.
Newark Liberty International Airport is a major hub in the region and serves as a gateway to the world. It is the primary airport serving the greater New York City metropolitan area and is one of the busiest airports in the United States.