All three NYC area airports as well as the combined PANYNJ authority hit records in 2015 as per a new press release from the organization. One interesting tidbit is that JFK is now the top area airport for domestic as well as international departures. That didn’t stop LaGuardia or Newark from hitting both domestic and total passenger records as well.
The preliminary figure of 124.2 million fliers at Port Authority airports in 2015 set a new annual record for the busiest airport system in the Americas, surpassing 2014’s previous record total by close to 7 million, according to Port Authority Aviation Director Thomas L. Bosco. The airports also served a record 43.6 million international passengers in 2015, and individual airports achieved all-time passenger highs.
Preliminary data shows John F. Kennedy International (JFK) posted records for most domestic passengers (26.8 million), most international passengers (30 million) and total passengers (56.8 million). Newark Liberty set a new mark for domestic passengers (25.7 million) and total passengers (37.5 million), while LaGuardia established new highs in domestic passengers (26.7 million) and total passengers (28.4 million).
In 2015, more than 124 million passengers traveled through the Port Authority’s airports which sets a new record as was a +6% increase over 2014.