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Taxiing for take-off at LaGuardia Airport in Queens.LaGuardia Airport in Queens moves 24 million passengers annually.

Latest data from the first half of 2011 reveal that New York’s airspace accounted for nearly half of all flight delays in the United States. Nationwide, one-third of all flight delays — according to F.A.A. info — is due to New York area airport delays. The New York district is responsible for only 12 percent of all domestic flights.