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ast week, just ahead of the Thanksgiving travel rush, the Global Gateway Alliance, an advocate for airport infrastructure improvement chaired by real estate developer Joseph Sitt of Thor Equities, released an economic impact report on the New York metro areas major airports: J.F.K., LaGuardia and Newark-Liberty. The findings were promising. Over the past decade, jobs created by the regions airports increased by nearly 100 percent, with the three hubs collectively employing close to 500,000 jobs in the region. These numbers confirm what weve long know to be true: New Yorks metropolitan airports are incredible economic drivers, Mr. Sitt. When studies like this are released, it is clear to everyone the role the airports play in supporting the region economically. Below, The Commercial Observer lays out some of the key facts and figures from the report.

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1.3

million 

ights serviced from New York area airports

fdirect and indirect jobs created by the New York metropolitan areas airports in 2013

448

,000

278
$

direct and indirect jobs created by the New York metropolitan areas airports in 2004

,000 

51

Average wage of jobs created by the areas airports

,000 

2 54
jobs created by cargo operations

tons of cargo handled by New York area airports

million

spent

by those tourists

jobs created by tourists visiting the New York region

63

Average wage of jobs created by cargo operations

,000

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19. billion $ 20 ,000 193

5 million 

tourists entered the New York metropolitan area by air

,000

,000

cargo companies based at J.F.K.