by Tiana May
09 Jun 2022
Delta Air Line’s new Terminal C has opened at LaGuardia Airport, marking the near completion of the entirely reconstructed airport.
The 4 billion USD project is a substantial component of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s “Whole New LaGuardia Airport”, following the opening of the airport’s new Terminal B in January 2022. The new LaGuardia Airport has become the nation’s first major new airport in more than 25 years thanks to an 8 billion USD investment over six years.
“The transformation of a LaGuardia Airport into a world-class destination that is internationally recognised for its beauty is an integral part of our bold vision for a new era in New York. 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. Congratulations to all who made today's milestone possible as we finish creating a whole new LaGuardia Airport worthy of New York.”
The new Terminal C covers 1.3 million square feet and is 85 percent larger than the two terminals it is replacing, consolidating 37 gates within a single arrivals and departures hall.
The facility has been designed to enable travellers to efficiently navigate the airport, using technologies such as hands-free bag drop and Digital ID screening. A curbside check-in building will also allow passengers who have already checked-in to access security screening more quickly.
The departures hall features 36 full-service check-in counters, 49 self-service kiosks, and 16 bag-drop counters. On the arrivals level, passengers will retrieve their luggage from one of five baggage carousels.
Throughout the terminal, passengers will benefit from modern customer amenities, pleasing architecture, and spacious gate areas with floor-to-ceiling windows that ensure the facility is filled with natural light.
The completed Terminal C will also include 80 percent more concession space than Delta’s former terminals and will house the airline’s newest and largest Delta Sky Club, with capacity for nearly 600 guests.
“In a word, the new Terminal C is magnificent - an architectural gem that dwarfs the facilities it replaces in size, style and functionality. 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. I thank Governor Hochul for her support, the entire Delta team for their indefatigable efforts and the many employees of the Port Authority who collaborated to make this new world-class airport a reality. Today proves what our region can accomplish when we really put our collective will behind such an ambitious goal.”
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