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Buffalo Niagara International Airport Code BUF

Airport Codes


Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 42°56'25"N / -78°-43'-55"W


Weather Observations

Station ID: KBUF
Observation Time: 05/03/2021 5:00 am

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About Buffalo Niagara International Airport Code

Buffalo Niagara Airport code is BUF. This IATA code is based on Buffalo city in New York. Buffalo Niagara Airport is located 222 meters above sea level 11 meters east of Buffalo city.  

About Buffalo Niagara Airport (BUF)

Nestled in the heart of New York’s Cheektowaga, Buffalo Niagara Airport (BUF) is the third-busiest airport of the Big Apple brimming with art, culture, and history. Spread across an area of 1000 acres, this facility is flanked by two world-class runways that welcome four major airlines: American Airlines, Southwest, Hawaiian Airlines, and Turkish Airlines. 

Established in the year 1926, Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) is one of the country’s oldest public airports. In 1927, the facility kicked off passenger and mail services to the forest city of the country–Cleaveland.  Buffalo to Chicago and Buffalo to New York are two popular routes from Buffalo with a huge flight volume. The first flight that directly departs from Buffalo airport is Southwest Airlines 2922 whereas the last flight is American Airlines 3893 to Charlotte.

Other routes and destinations covered from Buffalo airport are Minneapolis, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, Boston, Detroit, Orlando, Baltimore, Tampa, Phoenix, Charlotte, and Las Vegas among others.

Buffalo Niagara Airport (BUF) Terminal

This airport is a single terminal facility with a total floor area of 462,256 square feet. In 1995, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, CannonDesign, and William Nicholas Bodouva collaborated to construct the facility. It commenced operations in 1997 with 15 gates. 

The terminal features state-of-the-art lounges, duty-free shops, and restaurants.

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
05-23 8,102 ft 150 ft Asphalt Yes
14-32 7,161 ft 150 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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