About the Airport

Learn More About Newark Airport

Newark Airport is one of the busiest airports on the East Coast, and we’re happy to help passengers get to where they need to go with our EWR Airport parking service. Here, we’ve created a short airport guide including Newark’s history, the airlines that service it, its terminals, its annual traffic, and more.

History

On October 1st, 1928 EWR opened under the name Newark Metropolitan Airport. It was built on 68 acres of marshland and for 11 years, it was considered the busiest commercial airport in the world. Once World War II began, Newark Airport was taken over by the Army for logistics operations and was closed to commercial flights. When it reopened in 1946, it wasn’t long before the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey took control of it.

The Port Authority began making improvements to Newark by adding an instrument runway, a second terminal building, a control tower, and an air cargo center. By the 1970s, roadways, taxiways, and a third terminal were built. In addition, construction on a fourth terminal started and the airport’s name was changed to Newark International Airport. Expansion continued throughout the 1980s and 1990s and the airport was fitted with a monorail system (to join the Newark Airport parking, its terminals, and rental car facilities), and an International Arrivals Facility.

In 2002, Newark International Airport became Newark Liberty International Airport both to honor Flight 93 (which crashed on September 11th, 2001) and to pay tribute to the Statue of Liberty, which sits seven miles east of the airport.

Airlines

Today, more than 25 airlines service Newark Airport and fly to thousands of destinations every day. They include:

  • Air Canada
  • Air India
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • American Eagle Airlines
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Avianca Airlines
  • Bahamasair Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Delta Airlines
  • Icelandair
  • Jet Airways
  • JetBlue Airways
  • La Compagnie
  • Lufthansa
  • OpenSkies
  • PEOPLExpress Airlines
  • Porter Airlines
  • SAS
  • Southwest
  • Swiss Airlines
  • TAP Portugal
  • United Airlines
  • United Express
  • US Airways
  • US Airways Express
  • Virgin America
  • Virgin Atlantic

Terminals

Newark Airport currently has three terminals – Terminal A, Terminal B, and Terminal C. Terminal C is designated solely for United Airlines and United Express (the airport is considered United Airlines’ third-largest hub). The other airlines are spread out between Terminals A and B. All three are accessible via Newark Airport’s monorail system.

Traffic

Every year, an average of 258,000 domestic and international flights servicing more than 30 million passengers move through Newark Airport. Together with LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy Airport, Newark helps create the largest airport system in the U.S. and the largest in the world when it comes to total flight operations. In addition, it handles around 15,000 annual cargo flights.

Newark Airport Parking

When it comes to Newark Airport parking, there are three short-term parking lots (Lots A, B, and C), three daily parking lots (Lots P1, P3, and P4), an economy parking lot (Lot P6), and a valet parking lot (Lot P4). However, we at Value Parking suggest you skip all of these EWR Airport parking optixons and let us take care of the parking for you!

Security Guidelines

Newark Airport is compliant with TSA security guidelines. When you fly out of Newark Airport, it’s important to follow these guidelines, including the 3-1-1 carry-on liquids rule and the list of prohibited items. Also note that if you’re traveling with pets, they should remain in their carriers at all times unless they’re service animals.