It was once described by then-Vice President Joe Biden as belonging in a “third-world country” — but after $8 billion in renovations, LaGuardia Airport is finally ready to show off the last its completed terminals.
Hochul was alongside Delta CEO Ed Bastian, happy to be at the finish line for an airport that is now, at long last, done with repairs and facelifts. The six-year, $8 overhaul included a $4 billion Terminal B, which opened two years ago, and a $4.6 billion Terminal C, which will open Saturday.
The new 1.3 million square-foot terminal will include 10 new gates. Among the features execs are raving about: floor to ceiling glass windows, wide concourses to get rid of the dark and cramped conditions LaGuardia was known for, and brand new retail and restaurants.
“My predecessor, Governor Cuomo. Wan to give credit where credits is due,” she said, adding that the new-look airport “forever will be a point of pride for all New Yorkers — symbol of resiliency.”