About the Airport

Things To Know

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7
    For information regarding the ban on taking all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone devices on board an aircraft please click on the links below:
  • Frequently Asked Questions located on the FAA’s PackSafe website at
  • Security Checkpoint
    The security checkpoint at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport is operated by the Federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The Buffalo Niagara International Airport works with the TSA to monitor security line length and tries to keep the wait time less than 15 minutes; however to avoid any problems, we recommend arriving 90 minutes to two hours prior to departure especially during high travel periods such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter to ensure adequate time for check-in, security screening and travel to your gate.
  • Hoverboards
    Due to concerns regarding the lithium batteries used in hoverboards (balance boards, gravity boards, self-balancing devices, etc.) effective immediately airlines will not transport hoverboards in either checked luggage or as a carryon item. Additionally, hoverboards (balance boards, gravity boards, self-balancing devices, etc.) are not allowed in the terminal.
  • Unlawful Discrimination
    Information on discrimination policy is available here.
  • Body Scanners
    The TSA uses Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. For more information please visit tsa.gov.
  • Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC) - for current conditions on bridge crossings.
  • Western Hemisphere Travel Inititive started June 1, 2009 - read about new border crossing requirements.
  • Transportation Security Administration - details of the 3-1-1 Carry-on Program.