Buffalo Niagara International Airport (IATA: BUF, ICAO: KBUF, FAA LID: BUF) is an airport located in Cheektowaga, New York, United States. It is named after the Buffalo – Niagara Falls metropolitan area. The airport serves Buffalo, New York as well as Southern Ontario, Canada. It is the busiest airport in Upstate New York, and the third busiest in New York State by number of enplanements, after New York City’s LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
The Buffalo Municipal Airport (as it was then known) opened in 1926 on former farmland, making it one of the oldest public airports in the country. The first passenger and airmail service began in 1927, with service to Cleveland. A WPA-built Art Deco terminal building featuring a v-shaped terminal with a large cylindrical tower began construction in 1938, and was completed in 1939. A new apron was added a few months later. Roadway and parkway improvements were made in the 1940s and 50s. The terminal’s first expansion, to 11 gates, which tripled the terminal’s square footage, and added a restaurant, was constructed in 1955 to keep up with increasing traffic and larger planes. In 1959, after being acquired by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA), the name was changed to the Greater Buffalo International Airport.
BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
Buffalo Niagara International Airport (IATA: BUF, ICAO: KBUF, FAA LID: BUF) is an airport located in Cheektowaga, New York, United States.
BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 728 ft.
Runway length available: 05/23 8102×150 ft. :: 14/32 7161×150 ft.