Written on 12th January 2017

Port Authority approves lease to rebuild Delta terminals at New York-LaGuardia Airport

The redevelopment of New York’s LaGuardia Airport into a top-notch facility took a significant step forward as Port Authority has approved of a lease through 2050 to redevelop the Delta terminals at LaGuardia into a $4 billion, state-of-the-art complex. The Port Authority is providing $600 million for the project; the rest of the construction – $3.6 billion – will be funded privately by Delta and its partners.

Delta's new terminal at LGA will consist of 37 flexible-gauge gates, each capable of accommodating aircraft ranging from regional jets to Delta's full fleet of narrow bodies. Four concourses will be connected by a centralized check-in lobby, security checkpoint and baggage claim. Of the 37 gates, 33 will have access to dual taxi lanes, which will improve airfield efficiency by reducing departure and arrival taxi times.

The facility will offer direct access between the parking garage and terminal, improved roadways and drop-off/pick-up areas, and a curbside check-in bypass leading directly into the security checkpoint. The design of the new terminal will integrate sustainable technologies and improvements in energy efficiency.

Construction at LaGuardia’s Central Terminal Building began in June and will expand to this project later this year following additional regulatory approvals.

Source: Delta Air Lines