Delta Air Lines this week celebrates the opening of seven new gates in the carrier’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) concourse that is part of an ongoing $8 billion transformation of the airport.
The seven new gates in the Delta concourse formally begin operations next week and will run 60 flights daily to Boston, Chicago and Washington, DC. This is the second new concourse to open as part of the complete rebuild at LGA following the opening of the new 18-gate extension last December on the airport’s western half.
“The opening of the first new concourse at Terminal C is a major milestone that takes us one step closer to transforming LaGuardia Airport into a global gateway worthy of this state,” New York Governor Cuomo Andrew Cuomo said during the opening event. “At the end of the day, the new LaGuardia Airport will provide a world-class passenger experience with state-of-the art terminals and concourses like the one we’re in today, new roadways and improved traffic flow, and 50 percent more tarmac space to reduce gate delays.”
The new concourse spans 105,000 square feet and offers floor-to-ceiling views of Flushing Bay and Citi Field, home of the New York Mets baseball team. It also features a host of new amenities and dining establishments, including well-known New York brands such as H&H Bagels, Rossi Pizzeria, Flatiron Tavern & Provisions, and Birch Coffee and Juice Press, all organized by concessionaire OTG.
The new gate areas also provide more seating, sustainable technology powering ample outlets for charging devices and respite spaces for passengers to rest and regroup.
When complete, the new Terminal C will feature 37 gates across four concourses connected by a centralized and streamlined check-in lobby, security checkpoint and baggage claim, dual taxiways that will help reduce gate congestion and taxi times, a new, larger Delta Sky Club with a Sky Deck, larger gate areas and more concession space.
Delta operates more than 275 peak-day departures from its LGA hub and began construction on the $4 billion replacement of Terminals C and D in 2017.