Without a doubt. I mean most of EWR's traffic out of the airport is heading for the tunnel and NYC. But my point is that is an entirely different state! Queens and Brooklyn are different boroughs but they are the same city...NYC. Oh and JFK is actually also in Queens.
is still a New York area airport. And it's operated by the Port Authority, which also operates JFK
I understand what you're saying, I'm just saying in return that the distinction doesn't mean anything. EWR
is hardly the only airport in the world that serves a city from outside the city/state/province/prefecture limits (Narita, for example, is 40 miles
away from Tokyo, and in a different prefecture - it'd be like having a major airport in East Brunswick, NJ
!). That doesn't mean those airports don't also
serve other areas, though. Artificial political boundaries do not determine the geographical regions or population centers that an airport serves - it's not like people in Manhattan say "oh, I'm a New Yorker, I guess I'm forbidden from using EWR
!". Political boundaries are meaningless in this context, unless there's some sort of armed border checkpoint in between you and the airport! But there's no such thing between New York and EWR
Anyway, in terms of aircraft movements and passengers carried JFK
are all roughly on equal terms; sometimes one is ahead, sometimes another (right now EWR
is the busiest NY area airport, by a small margin, for the last few years). I'd say they're generally equal but serve a bit different markets, with LGA
obviously primarily carrying short-haul domestic runs and JFK
handling a mix. EWR
does have more domestic flights than JFK
, though, but JFK
's catching up.
I'm tired of being a wanna-be league bowler. I wanna be a league bowler!