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JFK Airport Starts Runway Reconstruction Expected to Cut Flight Delays

What’s the most frustrating thing after you’ve huffed, puffed and stressed yourself into getting to the airport on time? To wind up sitting on that runway, waiting to taxi out for takeoff! Fortunately the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, New York will see some great improvements as a result to their runway reconstruction project.

JFK’s largest runway will be widened by 50 feet and additionally receive a new drainage system and electrical infrastructure. These improvements should cut flight delays by reducing congestion. The $376 million dollar improvement plan began Tuesday, July 28th.

Last year that runway saw more than 140,000 takeoffs and landings. Much to many passengers frustration: JFK is near the top of the list when it comes to flight delays – nationwide.

The work on the runway will continue until November 2011. The runway will be closed for several months during the year as it is worked on – and traffic will be shifted to JFK’s other runways.

As you travel from John F. Kennedy airport – every traveler knows that convenience and ease are of great importance. It is great to see that JFK airport is thinking very much of their customers’ comfort and the value of their time. When you choose off airport parking through, you can always count on friendly and professional service. At many of our locations, you’ll be greeted with a fresh, hot cup of coffee and a copy of the daily newspaper. Many locations offer car care services like oil changes and car inspections so you can cross those chores off of your list.

When traveling from the John F. Kennedy International Airport, choose from the following off airport parking facilities:

AviStar JFK

Air Park

SmartPark JFK


JFK and LGA deal with overpopulation of geese

Five months ago the country applauded Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger who landed his plane in the Hudson River in New York City after hitting a flock of geese. Both John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports have decided to be proactive to lessen their goose population.

Approximately 2,000 geese will be removed and then euthanized to benefit airport safety. JFK and LGA are both taking the hazard of flying birds very seriously. This time of year was chosen to deal with the problem as it is molting season for geese and they are unable to fly away.

The “Miracle on the Hudson” impressed and amazed us all as Capt. “Sully” gently landed his plane in the cold waters of the Hudson. We all remember the passengers standing on the wings waiting to be rescued before the plane sank. While some may still have trouble thinking that geese or birds could be a serious problem – one only has to point to this recent example to understand just how serious an issue they can be.

When traveling from JFK or LGA remember to make your traveling easier and oh so convenient with off airport parking. has off airport parking facilities to serve you for both locations:
For JFK:

AviStar JFK

Air Park

SmartPark JFK


For LGA:

AviStar LaGuardia

Air Park
Source: ABC News