EWR is the busiest of the three New York area commercial airports. It was also New York´s first commercial airport, with LaGuardia not opening until the mid 1940s. A famous story/publicity stunt involved the revered New York mayor LaGuardia booking a flight to New York. When the TWA flight landed at Newark, then New York´s only commercial airport, he refused to disembark and insisted on being flown to New York. The airport, recently renamed Liberty International, following the 9/11 attackes has always been a major domestic facility but in recent years has seen large growth in international services with some airlines transferrring from JFK or supplementing service. This was a trend that began with the launch of Virgin Atlantic in 1984. In the 1980s, People Express dominated the airport. With Continental´s acquisition of PE in 1987, CO become the dominant airline here and in fact the #1 carrier in the New York area. The current A,B, and C terminal complex was completed in 1973.