ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3918 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 6978 times:
JFK has fewer flights but bigger planes than Newark. I thought the two would cancel out and they'd be nearly equal. But JFK wins by a fair bit, to my surprise. I guess EWR gets a lot of 'lawn darts' while JFK gets the A340s, the 747s, etc. EWR gets those, too, but not enough to make it close.
AF454GRU From France, joined Aug 2006, 40 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 6952 times:
IMO JFK is the busiest as it handles more airlines than EWR.
Most of int'l carriers send their birds of JFK rather than Newark or even IAD USA's capital airport...
JFK is along with LHR, CDG and FRA one of these places where carriers must
to fly to...
EWRandMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 396 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 6666 times:
Tjwgrr pointed out some statistics comparing the 2 airports. Another taken from the PANYNJ website is the 12 months ending August 2006:
JFK: 41 22/100 million passengers and 355,528 aircraft movements
EWR: 35 37/100 million passengers and 443,180 aircraft movements.
Comparing to the 2005 12-month totals this suggests the difference in passengers between the 2 airports is shrinking from about 8 million to 6 million, while the difference in total flights is rather static.
JFK998 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5466 times:
EWR is the hub for CO, while JFK has B6 which is a major carrier, B6 does not have as many flights as CO's domestic and international combined. I would love to say JFK is busier as thats my hometown airport.. but I gotta say its EWR.