Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG/KIAG)

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The Falls are ''greened'' in a St Patrick's Day Tourism Ireland promotion – the airport agrees: ''A competing route from Niagara Falls International Airport agrees Dublin is a true opportunity.''

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Approximately 75 miles to Toronto (the most populous city in Canada).
  • There are over 9.7 Million residents that live in this bi-national US/Canadian region (based on a 100 km radius catchment area)
  • Last year, over 80% of the passengers at IAG were Canadian
  • Niagara Falls itself attracts over 22 Million visitors each year

Allegiant launches St Petersburg Florida services attracted by the brand new terminal. New routes can qualify for $50-$100,000 in advertising support.

Marketing and other support

The inbound catchment includes over 22 million who flock to the Falls, and 7.4 million Canadians.

Catchment Area

  • Total 100 km radius catchment area population:  9.7 Million (2010 Census)
  • Population of the nine Western New York State counties in our 100 km
    catchment area: 2.3 Million
    (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties)
  • Population of the nine Canadian census divisions in our 100 km
    catchment area: 7.4 Million
    (Toronto, Durham, Halton, Peel, York, Brant, Haldimand-Norfolk, Hamilton, and Niagara)

The airport shares its runways with the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, providing plenty of Tarmac for cargo operations.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

  • Centrally located in the North East of the US, within 10 hrs driving distance (or less) of 65% of the entire US population. Chicago, New York, Boston and Washington, DC are all easily reached via interstate highway system.
  • Less than a two hour drive from downtown Toronto, directly accessible via a modern highway system.

The opening of the new terminal September 2009. New York State Senator, George D.Maziarz, explains ''Over 15 years, local casino revenues will pump $15 million into the facility as a means to rejuvenate our economy…now the challenge is to market the airport to the outside world to get more people interested in what we have to offer.''


  • Buffalo, NY – 23 miles/35km
  • Niagara Falls – 5 miles/7km
  • Toronto, Canada – 75 miles/110km
  • Rochester, NY – 75 miles/11km

Airport is located adjacent to US Interstate I-190, which is a direct connection into the vast US Interstate Highway system. Additionally, the surface connection to the greater Toronto area is also via a modern highway system.

Infrastructure & Operations:

  • Runways:
    RWY 10L–28R: 9,829’ X 150’
    RWY 06–24: 5,188’ X 150’
    RWY 10R–28L: 3,973’ X 75’
  • Slot Coordinated?:  No
  • Operating hours: Attended 24/7, Tower operations 1200–0400Z
  • Terminals: One terminal with 4 gates (two of which have passenger boarding bridges), new construction 2009.
  • Min. connect time: n/a
  • FIS facility
  • Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air currently operate scheduled flights at IAG, operating approximately 15 flights per week to 4 destinations in Florida (and beyond) and 1 destination in South Carolina.

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

Vital statistics

  • 2012 Passengers (total in & out): 180,000
  • 2012 Freight (total in & out): Minimal
  • Carriers: Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air
  • In 2012, over 80% of the license plates in our parking lots were Canadian