Newark Liberty International Airport is an international airport that can be found between Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey and is owned and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. It is located approximately 15 miles or 24 kilometres southwest of Midtown Manhattan in New York City. The airport currently serves the New York metropolitan area with its local and international flights, and works as a hub for United Airlines. The airport has three runways and one helipad. In 2014, the airport has had around 40 million enplanements with approximately 400,000 aircraft operations. Newark Liberty International Airport was the first major airport in the United States.
Where to go
Destinations that can be reached with domestic flights from Newark Liberty International Airport include Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts; and Columbus, Ohio, among others. Philadelphia, or Philly, is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and features numerous noteworthy attractions such as its outdoor murals and sculptures; in fact, the city has the most number of these works among the American cities. Fairmount Park can also be found in Philadelphia, which is the largest landscaped urban park in the world. Additionally, the city is also home to 67 National Historic Landmarks that mostly drive the tourism industry in Philadelphia.
Some of the international short-haul stops from Newark Liberty International Airport include Calgary, Canada; Mexico City, Mexico; and San Jose, Costa Rica. Calgary offers attractions like the Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park Historical Village, Calgary Stampede, Glenbow Museum, Calaway Park, Telus Spark, Edworthy Park, Fish Creek Provincial Park, Prince’s Island Park, and Aero Space Museum of Calgary, and more. Calaway Park is the largest outdoor family amusement in Western Canada. Located in Springbank, Alberta, the park features a good number of rides with its two biggest attractions namely The Vortex, and the Dream Machine. Other attractions include some targeted for children and families – Ball Crawl, Freddie Fireboat, Theodore Tugboat, Biplanes: Stunt School; Eggs, Carousel, Flying Ace, Samba Spin, Balloon Ascension, among others, together with thrill rides like Dodgem’, Timber Falls, Storm, Cosmic Spin, and Chaos.
Newark Liberty International Airport has flights to long-haul destinations like Beijing, China; Dusseldorf, Germany; and Stockholm, Sweden. Dusseldorf boasts of remarkable tourist attractions such as Rheinturm, Konigsallee, Schloss Benrath, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Museum Kunstpalast, Neuer Zollhof, Esprit Arena, and Stadttor, to name a few. Rheinturm or the Rhine Tower is a telecommunications tower located in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Standing at 240.5 metres high, the tower was inaugurated in 1981 and features an observation deck along with a revolving restaurant. The tower is considered to be the tallest of all the buildings in Dusseldorf.
How to get out
Operating flights to various destinations worldwide, Newark Liberty International Airport has flights to Calgary, Montreal, Beijing Ahmedabad, London, Chicago, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Cincinnati, Detroit, Tel Aviv, Reykjavik, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Paris, Austin, Zurich, Lisbon, Brussels, Shanghai, Oslo, and more. These stops can be reached with the flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air China, Air India, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, EL AL, Elite Airways, Icelandair, Jet Airways, JetBlue Airways, La Compagnie, Lufthansa, OpenSkies, Porter Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Portugal, United Airlines, United Express, and more.
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