Talk:Flushing Airport

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Busiest in NYC[edit]

Surely it can't be. Floyd Bennett Field ramped up operations in the early 1930s, several years before Laguardia Airport, and must have eclipsed Speed's during those years. Or am I missing something? Jim.henderson 21:00, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

It's mentioned in a number of sources I used to write the article. (See [1][2][3][4]) So I added it in. This PDF publication does say that it was competing with Floyd Bennett Field. I don't doubt that Floyd Bennett Field was more popular considering that it is now a park commemorating its service. --Voidvector 22:53, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
Yep, the sources all say so, all of them more than half a century later, and none of them mentions NOP at all, or says whether "busy" is measured by aircraft movements, passengers, cargo tonnage, or other numbers. Despite my skepticism I guess it has to stand unless someone can find comparitive and precisely defined traffic figures that include other than Queens airports, or a contemporary source that can trump these modern ones. Thanks for your attention. Jim.henderson 03:39, 25 October 2007 (UTC)