Delta unveiled the first of its newly constructed concourses at LaGuardia Airport this week, offering visitors a glimpse of the new 105,000-square-foot facility, and giving them an idea of what exciting developments are in store for the future of the airport.
Travelers will soon be able to walk into the bright and spacious concourse in what will become Delta’s Terminal C, marking a major landmark in the $8 billion transformation project designed to transform LaGuardia into a world-class airport.
"The opening of the first new concourse at Terminal C is a major milestone that takes us one step closer to transforming LaGuardia Airport into a global gateway worthy of this state," said NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo. "We're building the nation's first completely new airport in 25 years, and showing the nation and the world that you can be ambitious and get big things done.
“At the end of the day, the new LaGuardia Airport will provide a world-class passenger experience with state-of-the art terminals and concourses like the one we're in today, new roadways and improved traffic flow, and 50% more tarmac space to reduce gate delays."
Delta Air Lines celebrated the completion of one if its new concourses in LaGuardia Airport with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week. Photo: Delta Air Lines
Ultimately, the newly designed LaGuardia will feature 72 new gates across six concourses, and two expansive new terminal arrival and departure halls, all connected by a Central Hall; and 13.7 miles of new roadway network. The facility will also feature modern customer amenities, state-of-the-art architecture, a new and larger Delta Sky Club with a Sky Deck, more spacious gate areas, and a connected terminal system for traveler convenience.
"Two years ago, we set out to build a state-of-the-art facility at LaGuardia Airport, an airport that our customers and the people of New York deserve,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. “Thanks to the commitment and hard work of the Delta team and our many partners, today marks the beginning of a new era for millions of Delta customers at LaGuardia. The excitement that is building here is palpable and contagious, and we are already looking ahead to many more milestones to come."
The seven new gates in the Delta concourse — which runs 60 flights per day to Boston, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. — will start serving passengers beginning on Monday, Nov. 4.