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Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

Newark Liberty International Airport, abbreviated EWR, is a model of aviation history, as the nation's oldest commercial airport. The airport is owned by the city of Newark.

Newark is located 14 miles from Manhattan. Only part of it is actually in Newark. The other part is in Elizabeth. This location makes the airport very important for the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area. Appropriately, it was originally named the Newark Metropolitan Airport.

Newark Liberty International Airport is part of America's largest airport system. Newark alone sees nearly 35 million people every year.


Newark Liberty International Airport was established in 1928 on only 68 acres of land. This was the first commercial area in the New York City area. The airport was closed during the war to passengers when it was exclusively used for military operations.

The airport reopened in 1946. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey took over the airport two years later, adding quite a bit to it over the next couple of decades. In 1951-52, Newark was home to three major crashes, closing the airport for a time. Reopening did not prove to do much for the airport.

The airport began to conduct non-stop and international flights, which helped it grow. It took on the name Newark International Airport in the 1970s. Through the 1980s, the airport began to expand greatly, becoming one of the largest American airlines.

The airport met some trouble on September 11, 2001 when a plan leaving Newark crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after passengers fought back from a hijacking. This led to the change of the airport's name to its current Newark Liberty International Airport.


* Shopping and dining in all terminals
* Travellers services
* Gas stations
* Interfaith chapel
* Wi-Fi
* Currency exchange
* Hotels in the airport


Parking at Newark is priced according to the amount of time you will spend wherever you park. It is safe and secure, and you can pay for parking any way you would like. There is also a program that makes paying for parking easier, as well as one that gives you frequent flyer miles for parking.

Newark Liberty International Airport has short term and long-term parking. There is also reserved parking available so you can purchase your parking ahead of time. Valet parking is available for a higher fee. Limited mobility assistance is also available.

Surrounding Area

There are many ways to get into either New York, New Jersey, or one of the many locations surrounding the airport that you can visit. There are of course the normal forms of transportation, including renting a car, hiring a taxi, taking a bus, or even hiring a van to take you somewhere.

In addition, the airport offers a service called AirTrain. This is a rail line that literally runs in the air and connects the airport to New Jersey and New York. It operates 24 hours a day. Passengers favor this method of transportation because they never have to worry about traffic.

Contact Information

Newark Liberty International Airport,
Tower Road,
Building Ten,
New Jersey 07114,
Number of Terminals: 3
Telephone: 973 961 6000
Fax: 973 961 6334
Time Zone: GMT - 5 (GMT - 4 from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October)

Location: The airport is located 3km (2 miles) south of Newark, 26km (16 miles) southwest of New York City
IATA airport code: EWR