Newark Liberty Airport with Manhattan Skyline
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What You Didn't Know About Newark Liberty International Airport

By Travel Savvy

With thirty different airlines, three terminals, and about 35 million passengers each year, it’s safe to say that Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the busiest international airports in America. On your trip to New York, you may land in New Jersey - but your destination is still the Big Apple. Check out Travel Savvy’s list below, all about Newark Liberty Airport.

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Newark Liberty Airport

Did you know that Newark Liberty International Airport is the oldest airport in the United States? It opened on October 1, 1929, and together with LaGuardia and JFK, the three make up the largest airport system in America.

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Shops and Restaurants

There are over sixty five shops and restaurants in the airport, so you can always find places to shop or eat before a flight or during a layover. Try Flora Cafe for some Israeli hummus, falafel, and wine, or Melange Petit Patisserie for a tasty French dessert. Stop by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Shop for some cool souvenirs!

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Liberty Tribute

Newark Liberty International Airport was once only Newark International Airport, but the “Liberty” was added in 2002 as a tribute to the September 11th terrorist attacks. United Airlines flight 93 originated from EWR, and was tragically crashed into field in Shanksville, PA, killing all passengers.

 

Sopranos Episode Screengrab and Real-Life Location at Newark 4

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The Sopranos

The Sopranos, the popular HBO television series based in New Jersey, has naturally filmed at Newark Liberty International Airport more than once, as well as setting many driving scenes on the surrounding roads.

 However, one episode claims to take place at Newark, but it was really shot at Teterboro Airport, which is about 10 miles away from EWR. 

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Amelia Earhart

One of the first buildings added to the Newark Airport was the Art Deco Building One, which served as the world's first modern airport terminal, complete with the first-ever airport restaurant and first modern air traffic control tower. At the building's opening and dedication, Amelia Earhart was present, playing a role in the ceramony.

This building, now only partially open to the public, is a great historical throwback (and #selfie location) during a long layover, due to its marble columns, reinforced concrete detailing, and many other Art-Deco-infused backdrops! 

Newark Airport Art Deco Building One, 1934 6

Photo Credit: BeyerBlinderBelle.com

Amelia Earhart

One of the first buildings added to the Newark Airport was the Art Deco Building One, which served as the world's first modern airport terminal, complete with the first-ever airport restaurant and first modern air traffic control tower. At the building's opening and dedication, Amelia Earhart was present, playing a role in the ceramony.

This building, now only partially open to the public, is a great historical throwback (and #selfie location) during a long layover, due to its marble columns, reinforced concrete detailing, and many other Art-Deco-infused backdrops! 

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