LaGuardia Airport Plans Massive Relocation of Six Airlines on December 9

By Anna Breuer on 20 October 2017
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A US Airways jet landing at LaGuardia

A US Airways jet landing at LaGuardia

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates LaGuardia Airport, announced that six airlines, namely American, Delta, JetBlue, Alaska, Frontier, and Spirit, will move some or all of their operations in early December to other terminals.

The move will go into effect December 9.

Delta Air Lines, which currently operates from three terminals at the airport, the Marine Air Terminal as well as Terminals C and D, will consolidate operations to Terminals C and D.  This means that the historic Marine Air Terminal, which is the only active airport today that dates back to the start of commercial air travel in the United States, will lose its last connection to Pan American World Airways, which began operations for what is now the Delta Shuttle there in 1986.

American Airlines, which operates from the Central Terminal Building as well as Terminal C, the former US Airways terminal, will consolidate all of its operations in the Central Terminal Building, also known as Terminal B.

Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways will relocate from the Central Terminal Building to the Marine Air Terminal.

“Consolidation of aircraft operations for American and Delta will help make airfield movements more efficient, helping to reduce on-the-ground delays,” the Port Authority said in a statement.

While Frontier and Spirit will operate out of Terminal D, its check-in counters will be in Terminal C.

Once the move is completed, Delta, along with Frontier and Spirit, will be the sole occupants of Terminals C and D. Meanwhile, American, Air Canada, Southwest, and United will be the sole occupants of the Central Terminal Building, while JetBlue and Alaska will operate out of the Marine Air Terminal.

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