Delta Debuts New Terminal at LaGuardia Airport
Delta’s new Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport is finally ready to welcome passengers. This marks the substantial completion of the $8 billion whole new LaGuardia Airport, six years after beginning construction.
The opening of Terminal C on June 4, combined with the completion of the new Terminal B earlier this year, means every passenger, except those traveling through the landmarked Marine Air Terminal, will experience new, world-class airport facilities when departing from or arriving to the airport.
The airlines has is investing $4 billion for the upgrades, including a $500 million investment by the Port Authority for new roadways and supporting infrastructure. Terminal C represents Delta’s largest ever investment in an airport facility.
At 1.3 million square feet, the new, state-of-the-art Terminal C will be 85% larger than the two terminals it is replacing. It also consolidates access to 37 gates through a single arrivals and departures hall. Delta will fully complete the entire four concourse terminal by the end of 2024, almost two years earlier than originally planned.
Throughout the terminal, soaring floor-to-ceiling windows ensure it is filled with natural light by day. Terminal C has been designed for optimal efficiency and speed, allowing travelers to navigate to and from their gates quickly and intuitively, utilizing the latest technologies such as hands-free bag drop and Digital ID screening capabilities.
A curbside check-in building will allow passengers who are already checked-in to get to the security screening area more quickly.
The departures hall features 36 full-service check-in counters, 49 self-service kiosks and 16 bag-drop counters. A larger and consolidated security area will feature 11 screening lanes with room for five additional lanes in the future, featuring state-of-the art technology to expedite screening while prioritizing the safety of passengers.
On the arrivals level, passengers will be able to retrieve their luggage from one of five baggage carousels.
LGA will also house the largest Delta Sky Club, with architectural touches that evoke New York City from the turn of the 20th century, such as harlequin-patterned screens and rich warm metals. With seating for nearly 600 guests to relax and recharge over a sprawling 34,000 square feet (at end state), the Club features a gourmet kitchen, premium bar, two food buffets and two hydration stations. Curated artwork throughout reflects New York City’s dominance in the international art scene. Future additions to the Club include a year-round, all-weather Sky Deck, a second premium bar and a third hydration station.
“Today marks a new beginning for Delta customers and employees at our LaGuardia hub with the opening of this remarkable new terminal,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. “It’s been more than a decade since Delta committed to growing – and winning – in New York, and we’ve been unwavering in our efforts to become New York City’s No. 1 airline. It’s thanks to the 10,000 New York-based Delta people that we’ve been able to invest nearly $7 billion in New York airports since 2010, deliver the products and experiences our New York customers deserve, and become part of the fabric of the New York community that means so much to so many of us.”