Buffalo Niagara International Airport (IATA: BUF, ICAO: KBUF, FAA LID: BUF) is an airport located in Cheektowaga CDP, Town of Cheektowaga, in Erie County, New York, USA. It is named after the Buffalo – Niagara Falls metropolitan area. The airport serves Buffalo, New York as well as Southern Ontario, Canada. It is the busiest airport in Upstate New York, and the third busiest in New York State by number of boardings, after New York City's La Guardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Shops and restaurants:
Currently, there are 9 shops and restaurants in the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport plus vending machines and Wings To Go. The Anchor Bar, Everything ASAP, Monarch Newsstand & Gift Shop, Labbat Blue Zone, The Coffee Beanery, Jake's Bistro & News, Lake Erie Grille, Landmark Bar and Carvery, Which Wich?, and Matties Texas Red Hots are among these shops and restaurants.
The proximity of Buffalo Niagara International Airport to the 8.4 million residents of Ontario's Golden Horseshoe region makes it a very popular airport for Canadians traveling to U.S. destinations. In fact, about one of every three passengers utilizing the airport is from Canada.
Airfares from Canadian airports to the U.S. are generally higher due to multiple issues, including fewer competing airlines in Canada; higher taxes, customs and immigration surcharges imposed on international flights; higher operating costs; a higher than historic value of the Canadian dollar; and airport improvement fees imposed on travelers at Canadian airports.
The airspace above Buffalo can be busy at times due to the arriving and departing flights to/from Toronto Pearson International Airport. Most of these flights are coming from or going to destinations in the south. However, the altitude for these aircraft is still well above 10,000 feet and therefore does not affect aircraft traffic using BUF.
US Airways operates a US Airways Club near Gate 6.