New York City’s La Guardia Airport opened on this day in 1938.  Located in Queens County on New York’s Long Island, the airfield was originally named Glenn H. Curtiss Airport but it was re-named after Fiorello H. La Guardia, a former mayor of New York City who presided over the airport’s construction. It’s central location and proximity to the city center make La Guardia a favorite hub for many travelers. La Guardia is the smallest of the city’s three primary airports behind JFK and Newark’s Liberty International.

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