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La Guardia Airport, New York, N.Y.

According to the Regional Airline Association, which considers most local traffic to be regional, approximately 52.1% of departures were on regional carriers.

During June, 2009, a total of 1,057,293 passengers embarked on 14,581 regularly scheduled flights. About 46% of departures (carrying 74% of passengers) were operated by major airlines or other carriers operating large jets, while about 53% of departures (carrying 25% of passengers) were on regional carriers.

Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

Carriers operating at La Guardia Airport - June, 2009 traffic

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Operator Flights Passengers Average seats
per plane
Avg.
Occupancy
American Airlines Inc. 1,495 197,670 151.6 87.2 %
Delta Air Lines Inc. 1,039 125,587 155.0 78.0 %
Northwest Airlines Inc. 931 104,346 131.7 85.1 %
US Airways Inc. 1,064 82,813 128.6 60.5 %
United Air Lines Inc. 546 68,895 151.3 83.4 %
AirTran Airways Corporation 515 52,262 119.2 85.1 %
Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp 1,132 44,890 50 79.3 %
Spirit Air Lines 330 44,499 145 93.0 %
Comair Inc. 1,002 42,219 54.9 76.7 %
Piedmont Airlines 1,564 38,513 37 66.6 %
American Eagle Airlines Inc. 1,269 37,285 39.4 74.6 %
Continental Air Lines Inc. 309 36,116 129.4 90.3 %
JetBlue Airways 242 33,588 149.8 92.7 %
Shuttle America Corp. 747 28,311 75.3 50.3 %
Southwest Airlines Co. 236 25,245 137 78.1 %
Chautauqua Airlines Inc. 642 24,800 50 77.3 %
Frontier Airlines Inc. 62 8,882 148.2 96.7 %
Colgan Air 421 6,753 33.8 47.4 %
PSA Airlines Inc. 152 5,810 52.5 72.8 %
Expressjet Airlines Inc. 110 4,000 50 72.7 %
Pinnacle Airlines Inc. 125 3,373 50 54.0 %
Mesa Airlines Inc. 69 2,716 50.2 78.4 %
Compass Airlines 30 2,028 76 88.9 %
Skywest Airlines Inc. 23 607 50 52.8 %
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS NEAR LA GUARDIA AIRPORT

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TypeLocationDateFatalitiesSerious injuriesMinor injuries
Accident Flushing,, N.Y.
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Jan. 19, 2003 0 1 6
Incident NEW YORK,, N.Y.
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July 28, 2002 0 0 0
Accident Flushing,, N.Y.
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Nov. 9, 2002 0 1 6
Accident Flushing,, N.Y.
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March 26, 2003 0 1 22
Accident Flushing,, N.Y.
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May 21, 2003 0 0 1
Accident Flushing,, N.Y.
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Sept. 4, 2003 0 0 0
Accident Flushing,, N.Y.
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Sept. 27, 2003 0 0 0
Accident New York,, N.Y.
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June 8, 2006 0 0 0
Accident New York,, N.Y.
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Sept. 8, 2006 0 0 0
Incident New York City,, N.Y.
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July 5, 2007 0 0 0
Incident New York City,, N.Y.
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July 5, 2007 0 0 0
Accident Weehawken,, N.J.
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Jan. 15, 2009 0 5 0
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010