The Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BNIA), one of the oldest airports in the U.S., opened its doors in 1926. Buffalo Niagara International Airport is still the third busiest airport in New York State behind La Guardia and JFK serving over 5 million passengers annually. Both tourists and residents in Buffalo New York and Southern Ontario, Canada use the airport. For many years the Buffalo Airport was in a state of constant construction and expansion. In 1997 an entirely new airport was finally built and today Buffalo Niagara International Airport has a total of 26 gates. It is noted by passengers for it’s small size and immaculate appearance.
Southwest Airlines is the largest carrier into Buffalo Niagara International Airport followed by US Airways and JetBlue. Private jet KBUF and Jet Charter Buffalo both provide quality service in the private jet space. The airport also services most of the major U.S. Carriers and it is also used heavily by cargo services such as DHL and FedEx.
Concessions and the stores at Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Are run by Delaware North which also controls the concessions at LAX, Wembley Stadium and the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex. The Anchor Bar is the highest rated place in the airport for food. Coffee and snacks are also available and there are a few small shops. There are several hotels and motels near the airport. Of course, the airport parking assistant makes traveling through Buffalo a breeze. Canadians and Americans both use the airport parking assistant and the Buffalo airport to secure some of the best flights in the region.
Wifi services and Duty Free shopping are also available at Buffalo Niagara. Also Integrated into the Airport is the Western New York Book Arts Center and Gallery. US Airways has a lounge at the airport.
Two large highways provide ground transportation, the New York State Thruway (Exit 51 (I-90) and the Kensington Expressway (route 33) which ends at the airport. There are no toll fees if you use the expressway to exit 53 (I-90 to I 190 to Downtown Buffalo or Niagara Falls.
Self-parking is available at the airport without a reservation. However, without an airport parking assistant to either reserve a spot or park your car for you, securing the right daily fee for your needs can be confusing…and costly. For example, there is short-term parking and long-term parking available. Long-term (green signs) includes two-hours or less free with a charge of $4 for 2-3 hours and $13.00 a day maximum. Short-term (red-signs) is $4.00 an hour with a $24.00 maximum daily rate. Two cheaper long-term lots are also available (orange and blue signs) if you need to leave your car for longer than a few days.
Your airport parking assistant will take care of all your parking needs and ensure that you get the right rate and the right space for your budget. From economy self park to full valet services an airport parking assistant provides the level of service you need for a very reasonable fee.
Additional Transportation Options at BNIA
Limos (www.wmlimo.com), Taxis (www.buffaloairporttaxi.com) and shuttles (www.buffaloairportexpress.com) are available to and from the airport. Greyhound Bus Lines and the NFTA (http://www.nfta.com/metro/) buses (routes 24B, 68 and 204 also service the airport. Route 210, the Niagara Falls Expressway operates from May through October. NFTA Para-transit can provide special handicap services as well if they are contacted ahead of time. Buses and taxis to and from Canada (www.GrayLineNiagaraFalls.com and www.coachcanada.com) are also available. Car rental companies on site include: National, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, Avis and Alamo.
More information can be found at: http://www.buffaloairport.com/.