Delta Air Lines says it has partnered with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to replace La Guardia’s Terminals C and D with a new state-of-the-art facility.
The project, approved last week by the PANYNJ, is part of a new lease agreement to be negotiated at the airport through 2050. As a part of this agreement, the PANYNJ has committed US$600 million to facilitate construction of the terminal and other supporting infrastructure.
“Replacing these outmoded terminals is a major step forward in our reimagining of La Guardia into a 21st-century, world-class airport worthy of the Empire Stare.” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
La Guardia is a major hub for Delta, which has approximately 275 daily departures from terminals A, C and D.
As such, the carrier’s new terminal will consist of 36 gates located on four concourses connected by a centralized check-in lobby, security checkpoint and baggage claim.
Of the 37 gates, 33 will have access to dual taxi lanes, which will improve efficiency, reducing taxi time.
The terminal will feature a new, larger Delta Sky Club with a Sky Deck, wider concourses, larger gate hold rooms and more seating, as well as 30% more concessions space than the existing Terminals C and D. The facility will also offer direct access between the parking garage and terminal, improved roadways and drop-off/pick-up areas, and a curbside check-in bypass leading directly into the security checkpoint.
Construction will start once all regulatory approvals and final lease negotiations have been concluded.