Terminal C, Delta’s new dedicated terminal, is now complete and open for business at LaGuardia Airport. The $4 billion terminal spans 1.3 million square feet and represents Delta’s largest-ever airport investment. New facilities include 37 gates, 36 full-service check-in counters, 49 self-service kiosks, 16 bag drop counters, 11 security screening lanes with room for five additional lanes in the future, and 13 restrooms.
The completion of Terminal C is a major milestone for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which announced an $8 billion capital improvement and expansion project for the deteriorating airport in 2015. Terminal B, a four-story concourse completed in several phases, offers an additional 250,000 square feet, 18 new gates, an indoor park with benches, updated restrooms, 55-foot ceiling spans, and 3,000 parking spaces.
“The transformation of a LaGuardia Airport into a world-class destination that is internationally recognized for its beauty is an integral part of our bold vision for a new era in New York,” said Governor Kathy Hochul. “The opening of Delta’s $4 billion Terminal C will help provide a state-of-the-art passenger experience, easing connections, and creating lasting impressions.”
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey invested $500 million for the completion of Terminal B, specifically for the construction of new roadways and supporting infrastructure. Construction of a new LaGuardia Airport also generated a record-setting $2 billion in contracts awarded to Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, the largest participation by MWBE firms at any public-private partnership project in New York State history.
“In a word, the new Terminal C is magnificent, an architectural gem that dwarfs the facilities it replaces in size, style, and functionality,” said Port Authority executive director Rick Cotton. “It represents 21st century air travel that is world class in every respect, which can now be said of the entire whole new LaGuardia Airport, which six years ago was among the most reviled in the nation. Today proves what our region can accomplish when we really put our collective will behind such an ambitious goal.”
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Honestly, the transformation at LaGuardia is kind of amazing. The MTA really should take an intro course for new infrastructure projects.
Remember that this was primarily a PPP. Delta managed this terminal, specifically. It has been successful due to brute force of will and the pandemic. I can tell you from primary experience that PANYNJ is not an example of efficiency with implementation of large infrastructure projects.
This looks really well done. LaGuardia is becoming a top-tier airport for the City.
I’m almost 74 y/o. I grew up in Fresh Meadows. I remember ALL of the LaGuardia transformations. The original – we’d have school trips to LGA. The 1964 “new” LGA. The “expansions,” including the 1984 Delta terminal. And the current “third” version of LGA, which looks like the best of them all.
Not a single seat.
The other day, I got on the Q48 loop bus in Flushing to see the LGA progress. Unfortunately for me, the traffic routes have changed again and are now mostly under an elevated road. I hardly got to see anything. Previously, I got off and walked around Terminal B which was nice enough, though the better parts were beyond where I could enter.
Brilliant! A joy to see LGA as it is now!
Still, can it hold a candle to Singapor’s Changi airport?