Newark Liberty International Airport, commonly known as Newark Airport, is one of the major airports serving the New York City metropolitan area. Situated in Newark, New Jersey, it is one of the busiest and most vital transportation hubs in the United States. Newark Airport plays a critical role in connecting millions of passengers to destinations across the globe, serving as a gateway to the New York City region and beyond. Established in 1928, Newark Airport has a rich history and has continually evolved to meet the growing demands of air travel. It is named after Newark, the city it primarily serves, and "Liberty" was added to its name following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to honor the victims and signify freedom and resilience.