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White Plains/Westchester County Airport


White Plains/Westchester County Airport

Westchester County Airport has a unique and interesting history. It was built shortly after World War II. It was not built as a publicairport. It was built as a home for the Air National Guard, so that they could protect New York City. However, as there began to be more people living in the suburbs in this area of New York, the National Guard unit moved to Newburgh, to the Steward International Airport.

Thus, there was an empty airport. In 1947, the first passenger traffic was seen in Westchester County Airport. At this time, the airportwas served by several local and regional airlines. These included Allegheny Airlines, Empire Airlines, and Command Airways. Shortly thereafter, the Airline Deregulation Act was passed, which led to the formations of the main national airlines. Therefore, there was a small amount of downtime within the airport, while the national airlines figured themselves out. 

The Westchester County Airport underwent several renovations during this time. Gradually, smaller airlines began to come back to the airport. Currently, the airport is home to 8 airlines. There are 18 different destinations to which one can go from this airport.


(HPN )White plains Westchester County Airport is a publicairport located in the towns ofHarrison, North Castle and Rye, New York in Westchester County. It is approximately 9 miles (14.5 km) east of thecentral business district of White Plains, New York. It serves the areas of Westchester, asuburban county of New York City, as well as Fairfield County, Connecticut. It also serves, to a lesser extent, the New York metropolitan area, as it is located approximately 33 miles (53 km) north of Midtown Manhattan. It is often used by those who wish to avoid the congestion of the other New York City-area airports. As perFederal Aviation Administrationrecords, the airport had 511,559 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year2006, up from 462,256 enplanements in 2005.


The Port Authority and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are dedicated to making your travel experience safe and secure. We ask you to take a moment to become familiar with some important security measures. By reviewing them now, you will save time at the airport.

The key to getting through the airport faster is being prepared. Take these steps in order to minimize time at security checkpoints:

  • Pack luggage in layers (this increases visibility when baggage is scanned)

  • Ready your boarding pass and ID

  • Take off outer garments and shoes

  • Place any loose metal objects in your carry-on

  • Remove your laptop from your bag and place it in the bin

  • Passengers should consider placing additional items in checked baggage since this will ensure a more efficient screening process at TSA screening checkpoints (passengers are reminded that the air carriers request they bring only one carry-on bag and one personal item per person).

  • Passengers are encouraged to have prescription cards for all medications including syringes. Medications should be in original packaging.

  • Passengers can also expect additional security procedures to be in place including possible body pat downs.

  • Passengers should give themselves extra time to check in and proceed through the security checkpoint before their flight, especially during the busy holiday travel season.

Liquids: Keep in mind that liquids are allowed in carry-on luggage only in accordance with the TSA's 3-1-1 format. Please review this policy .

Prohibited Items: Click here for a list of prohibited items.

Batteries : Click here for more information if you're traveling with battery-powered equipment.

Food/Gifts : Click here for more information. There are some exceptions to these policies for customers with disabilities and medical conditions.

Visa/Passport Information : Visit the Department of Homeland Security Web site here for more information.

Passengers with questions may contact the Transportation Security Administration Coordination Center at (866) 289-9673. Click here to visit the TSA Web site .


State gun laws vary considerably. Before possessing and carrying firearms into New York or New Jersey, please be aware of local state gun control laws. Please check with New York State Police or New Jersey State Police prior to possessing and carrying a weapon into New York or New Jersey.


When traveling with pets, pets should remain in their carriers at all times except for service animals. The Port Authority of NY and NJ and our airport partners have provided pet relief areas for customers. These areas are located in the arrivals area of each terminal. Follow the signs in the baggage claim areas or ask a Customer Care Representative for information.

Owners can take their animals to these pet relief areas and allow the pets to relieve themselves. Owners are expected to clean up after their animals with the materials provided in the pet relief areas. Pet owners whose animals have an accident elsewhere in the terminal are expected to clean up after their animals and notify a member of the cleaning crew.

There are no pet relief areas beyond security checkpoints in any of the terminals at the Port Authority airports.

As policies relating to the transportation of pets vary by airline and time of year, we suggest you contact your airlines directly for details.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection offers expedited travel for pre-approved, low risk travelers who qualify. For information on CBP's Global Entry Program,click here .

For more information visit: Transportation Security Agency (TSA) , Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) .


American Airlines(800) 433-7300

Cape Air(866-227-3247)

Delta Air Lines(800) 221-1212

JetBlue Airways1-800-JETBLUE  (1-800-538-2583)

United Airlines(800) 241-6522



Fixed Base Operators

Jet Systems (914) 428-3730

Landmark Aviation East (914) 761-3000

Landmark Aviation West (914) 328-9800

Million Air (914) 946-0100

Netjets (914) 630-7055

Signature Flight Support (914) 682-7770

Tradewind Aviation(800-376-7922)


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Reservations for private car services can be made at the Port Authority Welcome Center located on the Arrivals level of each terminal. If the center is closed, there is a convenient self-service kiosk nearby where you can contact authorized private car services.


Dial 7 Car & Limo Service

(800) 222- 9888 
(212) 777-7777


Connecticut Limousine

(800) 472-5466 
(203) 878-6867

Dave's Best Limousine

(800) 255-2378 
(215) 288-1000

Dial 7 Car & Limo Service

(800) 222-9888 
(212) 777-7777


Dial 7 Car & Limo Service

(800) 222-9888 
(212) 777-7777


Dial 7 Car & Limousine Service

(800) 222-9888 
(212) 777-7777


Dial 7 Car & Limo Service

(800) 222-9888 
(212) 777-7777


Dial 7 Car & Limo Service

(800) 222-9888 
(212) 777-7777

SAFETY TIP: Ignore offers of transportation from solicitors in the terminal. Soliciting of ground transportation is illegal and many illegal solicitors are unlicensed and uninsured. To obtain ground transportation information, please visit the Port Authority Welcome Center located in the arrivals area of each terminal, where uniformed staff will be happy to assist you. Ignore non-uniformed people offering to assist with baggage. Seek out uniformed porters or airline employees for baggage assistance.

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