Delta and Port Authority Announce Plan for New Terminal at LaGuardia

By Paul Riegler on 22 July 2016
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Delta's current terminal at LGA

Delta’s current terminal at LGA

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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