John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is the largest and busiest airport in New York and is located 12 miles away from Lower Manhattan.
LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is located on Long Island in the northern part of Queens and has gained popularity due to its close proximity to Manhattan.
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is located 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan and was the first major airport built in the NY area, opening in 1928.
As of January 12, 2009, a valid ESTA approval is required for all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to travel to the United States. The Department of Homeland Security, Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is a free, automated system used to determine the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the VWP. It collects the same information as the paper I-94W form that VWP travellers fill out en route to the United States. ESTA applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel. An ESTA authorization generally will be valid for up to two years. Authorizations will be valid for multiple entries into the United States. DHS recommends that travellers submit an ESTA application as soon as they begin making travel plans.