Delta and Port Authority Announce Plan for New Terminal at LaGuardia
Delta Air Lines announced sweeping plans to replace its current two terminal buildings at LaGuardia Airport in New York City with a new facility.
The announcement followed approval by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, as part of a new lease agreement to run through 2050. The Port Authority is committing $600 million towards the construction of the new terminal, which will feature 37 gates across four concourses with a central check-in area, a new Sky Club with an outdoor Sky Deck, and 30% more space for shops and restaurants than currently exists. Thirty-three of the gates will have access to dual taxi lanes, designed to reduce taxi time to and from the gate.
“Replacing these outmoded terminals is a major step forward in our reimagining of LaGuardia into a 21st-century, world-class airport worthy of the Empire State,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in announcing the plan.
The new terminal will have a direct connection to a parking garage, new roadways, and a curbside check-in area that leads directly to the security checkpoint.
Construction will begin immediately following regulatory approvals and the negotiation of a lease for the new terminal.
On Wednesday, Delta announced plans to renovate and move to Terminals 2 and 3 at Los Angeles International Airport, relocating from Terminals 5 and 6.
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