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Newark International Airport Information

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) has a rich history of being a pioneer in commercial flight service in the New York Metropolitan Area and the United States. Newark Airport originally opened in 1928 to become the first major airport to offer passenger flights in the New York City Area. The airport was built on 68 acres of marshland along the Newark Bay and Passaic River. By World War II, Newark Airport boasted the busiest commercial passenger traffic in the world. During the war, the airport briefly served as an airfield for the Unites States Army Corps. Since the end of WWII, Newark Liberty International Airport has been operated by the Port of Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees all major airports in the New York Metropolitan region. The Port Authority has invested over 4 billion dollars since taking over the airport in Newark.

Serving more than 33 million visitors per year, Newark Liberty International Airport is the second busiest airport in the New York Metropolitan Area behind John F. Kennedy International Airport. Although EWR is located in the state of New Jersey, it is still a major gateway into New York City because the airport is only minutes away from Manhattan.

Today, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) occupies more than 2,000 acres near the Newark Bay and Newark Port in New Jersey's largest city. The airport consists of three large passenger terminal buildings. Having 27 gates, Terminal A consists of a main building and three satellite sections. Having a similar satellite layout as Terminal A, the Terminal B complex has three levels and includes 15 gates. In 1996, a designated International Arrival area has been added to Terminal B. Having 59 gates, Terminal C is the largest building at Newark Liberty International Airport. Since the late 1990's, some of the major additions to Terminal C included 600,000 square feet of floor space and a Welcome Center.

The longest runway at Newark Liberty International Airport is made from asphalt/concrete and measures exactly 11,000 feet in length. There is also an asphalt runway that stretches for 10,000 feet and another asphalt runway measuring 6,800 feet. The airport also includes one helipad.

The AirTrain Newark is a major highlight of Newark Liberty International Airport. Since opening in 2001, the monorail system has provided convenient ground transportation at the airport with stops at all terminals and a train station that's connected to the New York Metropolitan Area's extensive rail system.

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