Newark Liberty International, John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and New York Stewart International airports reported passenger volumes collectively set a new record high for the year through Sept. 30, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey said Wednesday.
The number of passengers grew by 1.9 percent above the number of passengers handled during the same period in 2018 — the previous record high for that nine-month period.
Newark Airport experienced its second-busiest September on record, surpassed only by the record set in September 2018.During the first nine months of 2019, the Port Authority says its bridges and tunnels continued a 5-year run of steady year-over-year increases in vehicles.
The Holland and Lincoln Tunnels, the George Washington Bridge, Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing handled 7.3 percent more vehicles than were handled in the first three quarters of 2014. In September, the new Goethals Bridge handled a record number of eastbound vehicles, up 3.8 percent over the previous September record set in 2018. Traffic volumes at the Goethals Bridge helped propel the entire Staten Island Bridge system to a record-shattering month in September.