About Buffalo Airport

The Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) is in Cheektowaga, New York, and serves Buffalo, New York, as well as the southern Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario, Canada. The Buffalo International Airport is 11 miles east of downtown Buffalo and 60 miles southeast of Toronto.

Total Passengers by year

The morning hours of 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and the afternoon hours of 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. are the busiest at Buffalo Niagara Airport.
Passengers are recommended to arrive 3 hours before an international flight departure and 2 hours before a domestic flight departure to accommodate for probable delays and TSA security wait periods.

2017
4,670,000 Passengers
2018
5,015,000 Passengers
2019
4,892,000 Passengers
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History of Buffalo Niagara International Airport

  • Buffalo Municipal Airport first opened its doors in 1926.
  • Passenger and mail service began in 1927.
  • The terminal’s first extension, to 11 gates, was completed in 1955, doubling the terminal’s square footage.
  • A new terminal with 15 gates opened in 1997, and the previous ones were removed to make room for growth.
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport expanded in the early twenty-first century with the addition of low-cost carriers Southwest and JetBlue.
  • BUF surpassed the 5 million passenger mark in 2006.
  • A new fire station was completed in 2017.
  • The terminal is undergoing a significant repair and redevelopment project that will be completed in 2021.

Airport Codes

IATA CODEBUF
ICAO CODEKBUF
FAA CODEBUF
WORLD AREA CODE22
COUNTRY CODEUSA
ZIP CODENY 14225
IATA METROPOLITAN CODEBUF

Airport Design

The single terminal of the BNIA was inaugurated in November 1997. The terminal cost $56 million and included 15 gates. The building was designed by a team led by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates of New York.

The terminal is built in the shape of a crystalline structure that resembles a large plane about to take off. Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, as well as the importance of flight and aviation to Buffalo, influenced the designers.

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Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 42°56’25″N / -78°-43′-55″W

Buffalo Niagara Airport

Buffalo Airport (IATA: BUF, ICAO: KBUF) is a medium-sized airport in the United States. It is also known as Buffalo Niagara International Airport. It is an international airport serving the New York State region of the United States.

Airlines Alliances in Buffalo Airport

SkyTeam / OneWorld / Star Alliance

Airlines which fly to BUF Airport

DLDelta Airlines / AAAmerican Airlines / WNSouthwest Airlines / UAUnited Airlines / JetBluejetBlue

Tel: +1 (716) 630-6000 Address: 4200 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY 14225, USA

United States – General Information

Country Formal NameUnited States of America
Country CodeUS
CapitalWashington
CurrencyDollar (USD)
• 1 USD = 0.727 GBP
• 1 GBP = 1.375 USD
• 1 USD = 0.85 EUR
• 1 EUR = 1.177 USD
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Tel Code+1
Top Level Domain.us

Runway Data

NameLengthWidthSurfaceLighted
05-238,102 ft150 ftAsphaltYes
14-327,161 ft150 ftAsphaltYes

Following are the nearest airports to Buffalo, NY and Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Distance between the two airports is given in bracket.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 25
Single engine airplanes: 16
Jet airplanes: 9

General Information Buffalo Niagara Airport

Country: United States (USA)
ISO code country: US
City: Cheektowaga
Airport name: Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Code IATA: BUF
Code ICAO: KBUF
Time zone: -5 GMT
Altitude: 222 meters
Length of runway: 2691 meters

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