As planners lament the lack of space for new runways in a region plagued by air delays, Floyd Bennett’s wide, inviting runways sits just across Jamaica Bay, opening a few times a year for special flights.
Departures were held for about 20 minutes until the fire alarm sensor was replaced and operations resumed.
The new $100 million LaGuardia Airport control tower stands head and shoulders over the busy LaGuardia terminal.
The $100 million facility replaces the old tower, which was used for more than 40 years.
The $100-million facility will replace a 46-year-old tower. The FAA says it will provide air traffic controllers better visibility and technology that will help reduce flight delays.