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What is a reliever airport and why do we have them?

8 February 2022   Around the Airport

Reliever airports are smaller airports that are designated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to relieve traffic and congestion at larger, commercial airports in major cities across the country. Reliever airports also offer a range of general aviation services to both commercial and private aircraft. 

We’ve all experienced air traffic delays at congested commercial airports, like JFK in New York City, or LAX in Los Angeles. Whether your flight was delayed or cancelled, you were bumped and put on a different flight due to overcrowding, or you had to sit on the tarmac for hours without taking off, airport congestion can result in serious interruptions to your travel plans. This is why reliever airports are so important.

Why do we need reliever airports?

To relieve congestion, especially during peak travel months.

  • Whether it’s a sunny summer vacation or a flight to see your family during the holidays, the summer and winter are peak travel months and the air traffic can quickly back up, causing delays.
  • Major commercial airports can divert and redirect flights to nearby reliever airports, allowing their flight schedules to continue with minimal interruption. 

To service both private and commercial aircraft locally.

  • Reliever airports are smaller than big city airports, so if you’re flying private or chartering a jet, landing at a reliever airport is an ideal option.
  • Many reliever airports can accommodate private aircraft and come equipped with a full range of amenities.
  • Landing at a reliever airport is quick and convenient, and you’ll be at your destination in no time.

To use when things don’t go as planned.

  • Despite how carefully you might plan, there are some things that are simply out of your control.
  • When last-minute challenges pop up and a major commercial airport needs a quick solution, they often use reliever airports to help them keep operations running smoothly. 

How a reliever airport works

The FAA has to officially designate an airport as a reliever airport, and after an airport has the designation, it can begin accepting flights from commercial airports nearby. For example, JFK and LaGuardia airports in New York City sometimes use reliever airports in New Jersey to handle flight overflow. 

If you’re flying private, or chartering a private jet, reliever airports should be your first choice. You can often fly in on any day you want due to greater flexibility, and you can usually land very close to your ultimate destination. 

If you’d like more information on our reliever airport, please contact the team at Monmouth Jet Center today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Capacity and Delays at New York Airports: The Role of Monmouth

7 September 2021   Monmouth Jet Center

Anyone who has traveled through New York airports has probably experienced capacity issues and delays. Large commercial airports, especially in New York, are notorious for overbooked flights, delays taking off due to lack of runway space, and other congestion issues that disrupt your travel plans and cause major frustrations. 

Many people have discovered the perks of using smaller airports like Monmouth Executive Airport. Located nearby in New Jersey, Monmouth Airport offers a convenient alternative to crowded, hectic New York airports like JFK and LGA, and it’s a short Uber ride away from New York City and surrounding areas. 

Capacity and delays at JFK and LGA

JFK and LGA are two of the busiest airports in the country and consistently rank among the airports with the highest numbers of delays. With domestic and international flights landing around the clock, chances are if you’ve ever flown to or from JFK or LGA, you’ve encountered delays. Larger passenger flights generally take priority over smaller, private planes or hired aircraft. So if you’re looking for alternatives, why not try a general aviation reliever airport like Monmouth?

Role of Monmouth as general aviation reliever airport

A general aviation reliever airport is designed to relieve congestion from major New York airports, which as already mentioned, are the busiest in the country. Monmouth is located nearby in New Jersey and can accommodate larger commercial aircraft as well as smaller personal aircraft, and flight traffic averages around 150 flights per day. We are 5 minutes from the Garden State Parkway (Exit 98), less than 10 minutes from popular Jersey Shore Points and approximately an hour drive from NY, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City. Not to mention, our helicopter service to NYC will get you there in 20 minutes.

With an Ideal airport location, full aviation services, and first-class amenities – there’s no better alternative.

Capacity at Monmouth Airport NJ

Spread out over 850 acres and with two full-size runways, Monmouth Executive Airport has on-site hangars and maintenance teams who service aircraft and ensure they’re ready to fly. So whether you’re flying in a private jet or a smaller personal aircraft, avoid the major NYC airports with flight delays and other headaches, and opt instead for a much more convenient option at Monmouth. 

For more information about using Monmouth Executive Airport, or if you have any questions, please contact our team today. Discover why so many people choose us to avoid capacity issues and delays in New York. We look forward to hearing from you.