New York’s LaGuardia Airport Movements Grow 15%

New York's LaGuardia Airport Movements Grow 15%
Patrick Handrigan, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

LaGuardia Airport in New York experienced a 15% uptick in aircraft movements this week compared to the same period last year.

Using data from, we will see how the airport has performed over the last couple of weeks and whether they are getting closer to pre-pandemic levels or not.

Without further ado, let’s get into the numbers…

New York LaGuardia’s Numbers…

New York's LaGuardia Airport Movements Grow 15%
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For April 18-25, New York LaGuardia Airport handled 1,194 movements, which is an increase of 15.81% compared to the same period last year.

The airport is getting closer to pre-pandemic levels, with them only needing to find around 64 movements to meet this.

As we get deeper into the Summer 2023 season, we can expect this gap to reduce further.

Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data from the airport:

Date2019 Numbers2022 Numbers2023 NumbersPercentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)
March 21-271056 movements939 movements1075 movements+14.48%
March 28-April 41226 movements1015 movements1045 movements+2.96%
April 4-111233 movements992 movements1062 movements+7.06%
April 11-181228 movements963 movements1080 movements+12.15%

As we can see from the data, New York LaGuardia Airport did beat pre-pandemic figures for one of those four weeks, but as the transition into Summer operations began, this made the airport lag behind again.


Patrick Handrigan, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

It remains clear that New York’s LaGuardia Airport will try to achieve pre-pandemic figures over the course of the Summer 2023 season.

With the gap getting closed week-on-week, it becomes more likely as time will go on.

All eyes are on LaGuardia to see how much further they can take this, especially if airlines choose to add more services moving forward.


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