Delta Air Lines’ new $4 billion terminal at New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) partially opened June 4, marking another milestone in the revamping of the airport.
Construction on LGA’s Terminal C—a joint project between the state of New York, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Delta—was accelerated during the pandemic as air traffic plummeted. The terminal will be fully completed in 2024, two years earlier than originally anticipated, when Terminals C and D will be consolidated into the new Terminal C.
The opening of Terminal C comes after LGA’s $5.1 billion overhaul of Terminal B was completed earlier this year. Port Authority executive director Rick Cotton conceded June 1 that, prior to the renovation projects, LGA had been “among the most reviled [airports] in the nation.”
The new, consolidated Terminal C will cover 1.3 million ft.2 and have 37 gates across four concourses. Delta invested around $3.5 billion in the project, while the Port Authority spent $500 million to build new roadways and supporting infrastructure.