LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) ( /l?'?w?rdi?/) is an airport located in the northern part of the New York City borough of Queens. The airport is located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst.
The New York City metropolitan area's JFK International, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty International airports combine to create the largest airport system in the United States, second in the world in terms of passenger traffic, and first in the world in terms of total flight operations. In 2011, the airport handled just under 25.0 million passengers; JFK handled 47.4 million and Newark handled 33.9 million, making for a total of approximately 105 million travelers using New York airports.