Our Review of Newark Airport

Our Review of Newark Airport

At Plan Your Trips, we have analyzed hundreds of airports around the world, gaining a clear understanding of what users expect when visiting an airport. With this know-how, we have created this guide, placing passengers at the forefront of everything, aiming to simplify and enhance the airport experience.

In this Guide,our goal is to present information in a manner that is both quick and reliable. Recognizing that passengers often have limited time and may be in a hurry, we strive to ensure that they do not waste time unnecessarily.

Another key focus of our guide is to highlight the strengths of the airport and also the weaknesses, and in some cases, offer recommendations to travelers. In alignment with this approach, we provide users with aggregated information on delays and on-time performance, analyzing both airlines and individual flights.

Pros and Cons of Newark Airport


Recently renovation: Newark Airport has been recently renovated, making an airport that is easy to use and offer lot of help to its passengers and travellers.

Location: Newark Airport is conveniently located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south of Newark and just 9 miles (14 km) west-southwest of Manhattan (NYC).

Modern and New Facilities and Retails Area: Find restaurants, shops and new facilities available. Also, is a great airport if you are travelling with your family are there are Lactation Areas along all airport.

Well Connected: Newark is a major gateway in New York City. There are routes to Europe, Central America and offers national routes to Orlando, Los Angeles or Atlanta.

Efficiency: Moving inside Newark is quick, easy (and free!). Passengers can use the AirTrain to move between terminals. Ground transportation at the Airport operates good as well.



Huge Distances inside Terminals: Once inside your terminal, anticipate lots of walking to reach your gate and other facilities.
 Immigration Queues: Extended waiting times at immigration have been a significant issue, with some reports of delays lasting several hours.

Limited International Connectivity: Being in New York City, there are other airports around that offer more international routes than EWR.

However, all the newly renovation works have put the Airport in a perfect place: passengers are happy with the new features.

Mini-Guide of the Airport (2' Guide)

Three terminals: Find Terminal A, Terminal B and Terminal C. There are a total of 125 gates. Terminal A has 33 gates, Terminal B has 24 gates, and Terminal C has 68 gates. To move between terminals passengers need to use the AirTrain, so plan accordingly. Once inside the terminals, expect lots of walking to go to your gate and other facilities.

Transport to and from Newark: To move between terminals, passengers can use the AirTrain, which is free. Taxis, private transfers and public transportation operate in the Airport too.

Check-in Areas: Check-in areas in Newark Airport are located just inside the main buildings at the terminals.

Terminal A: The check-in area is located on the third level (Departures).Terminal B: third level. Terminal C: check-in in third level.

Runways: The Airport counts with three runways.

Newark Airport is a family-friendly airport: there are children’s play areas, child seats, lactation areas.

You can choose from a wide selection of lounges (a total of 13) located throughout the airport. Expect to find food, refreshments, and a nice seating area while waiting for your flight.

How we calculate On Time Performance

On various pages of our website, you will encounter a metric widely utilized in aviation and other forms of transportation known as OTP (On Time Performance). We believe that providing this metric assists passengers in planning their trips and exploring alternatives before purchasing their flight tickets.

We calculate the On Time Performance for all flights and airlines, when we have enough data to do so. In certain instances, it may not be feasible to accurately compute the On-Time Performance for a specific flight or airline due to inadequate or non-representative data, which could result in misleading conclusions.

Our calculation of On Time Performance and delay information solely relies on arrival times. This approach is chosen over calculating departure delays, as we consider arrival punctuality to be of primary concern to passengers.

The On Time Performance displayed on our website is calculated as follows:

  • On Time: Flights that arrive within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival time, or earlier. In the absence of data for a specific flight, we assume the flight arrives on time, to avoid penalizing airlines for data unavailability.
  • Moderate Delay: Flights that arrive with a delay of 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Significant Delay: Flights that arrive with a delay of 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Major Delay: Flights that arrive with a delay exceeding 60 minutes.
  • Average Delay: The average delay is calculated by considering flights that arrive early as having a delay of 0 minutes. Early arrivals do not contribute to reducing the average delay calculation

Some Stats

Annual Passengers Evolution

Airlines with more flight operations (last 3 months)

United Airlines

64% (Total flights analyzed: 32767)


5% (Total flights analyzed: 2753)

Delta Air Lines

5% (Total flights analyzed: 2359)


4% (Total flights analyzed: 2016)

American Airlines

4% (Total flights analyzed: 1959)

Airlines with best on-time performance at Newark Airport (last 3 months)

Considering all airlines:

Aer Lingus

95% (Total flights analyzed: 92)

Singapore Airlines

95% (Total flights analyzed: 92)

Turkish Airlines

95% (Total flights analyzed: 179)

LOT Polish Airlines

94% (Total flights analyzed: 110)


91% (Total flights analyzed: 92)

Air France

91% (Total flights analyzed: 164)

Allegiant Air

89% (Total flights analyzed: 162)

Air Premia

88% (Total flights analyzed: 104)

Austrian Airlines

88% (Total flights analyzed: 92)

Considering only airlines with more than 10 flights/week:

Turkish Airlines

95% (Total flights analyzed: 179)

Air France

91% (Total flights analyzed: 164)

Allegiant Air

89% (Total flights analyzed: 162)


88% (Total flights analyzed: 180)


85% (Total flights analyzed: 160)

SAS Scandinavian Airlines

84% (Total flights analyzed: 277)

French bee

83% (Total flights analyzed: 167)

United Airlines

83% (Total flights analyzed: 32767)

El Al Israel Airlines

82% (Total flights analyzed: 149)

Alaska Airlines

81% (Total flights analyzed: 869)

Routes with more flights from Newark Airport (last month)

Los Angeles - LAX (United States of America): 530
Atlanta - ATL (United States of America): 520
Orlando - MCO (United States of America): 511
Chicago - ORD (United States of America): 503
Boston - BOS (United States of America): 461
Toronto - YYZ (Canada): 423
Fort Lauderdale - FLL (United States of America): 381
Charlotte - CLT (United States of America): 357
San Francisco - SFO (United States of America): 331
Dallas - DFW (United States of America): 330