Buffalo Niagara International Airport (IATA: BUF, ICAO: KBUF) is an airport located in the town of Cheektowaga
in Erie County, New York. The airport is named after the Buffalo Niagara Falls Metro Region. The airport serves
Buffalo, New York as well as Southwest Ontario Canada (Shuttle services make connections between Buffalo with
Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario and John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton,
In 2004 and in 2010, Buffalo/Niagara Int'l Airport hosted Air Force One. AFO was the first 747 to land in Buffalo. Also, in 2008 the San Diego Chargers
football team brought in a Northwest 747, which then went on to London; the team's next game was against the New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium as part
of the NFL International Series. In May 2009 an Airbus A300-600ST Beluga #3 stopped in Buffalo for an overnight stop with space shuttle parts.
Southwest Airlines, which recently merged and absorbed AirTran Airways into its system, remains the busiest airline at Buffalo Niagara International Airport,
handling 32 percent of the outbound flights. Delta Airlines is second, with 21 percent of outbound flights. JetBlue ranks third with 17 percent, followed by
United Airlines, recently merged with Continental, at 14 percent. US Airways, the once dominant carrier at BNIA is ranked fifth with 13 percent of all outbound flights.
American Airlines trails behind in sixth with 3 percent.