Quest for an Airport Systems in New Jersey - New York Area

by John P. Veerling,

Serial Information: Journal of the Aero-Space Transport Division, 1966, Vol. 92, Issue 1, Pg. 21-34

Document Type: Journal Paper


To the present (1966) extensive but unfruitful studies have been made concerning an additional airport to meet the growing needs of the Northern New Jersey-New York metropolitan region. Three principal study factors critical to siting are: (1) Airspace—Existing airways and airports preempt airspace to the extent that the only area suitable for a new airport is the so-called Northwest Quadrant; (2) Accessibility—Convenience of an airport to its market is basic. Consideration of sites significantly less accessible then existing airports must assume significant deterioration of air travel potential; and (3) Economics—The development and operation of an airport is at best a marginal undertaking. Any promise of economic self-sufficiency of a new airport requires favorable terrain and accessibility. The above criteria alone severely restrict the siting potential for another major airport.

Subject Headings: Airports and airfields | Aerospace engineering | Economic factors | Urban areas | Deterioration | Terrain | United States | New Jersey | New York

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