Coronavirus News: Once bustling LaGuardia Airport now a ghost town
Airports in the tri-state area that were once bustling with people, long lines and planes are practically empty. They aren't shut down — but nothing is happening. So how long until the airports come back to life?
The taxiways were once so crowded that people spent hours on planes that went nowhere. Traffic once stood still so long it made people miss their flights. But at LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday night, robotic voices now call out to an audience of no one.
With flights down nearly 100 percent, LaGuardia is frozen in time.
It wasn't too long ago that LaGuardia was the place everyone loved to hate. It was obsolete and overcrowded. Social distancing was an impossible concept. But now, wherever you look, you see the same thing: emptiness.