Delta Air Lines is moving steadily forward with construction of its new, state-of-the-art home at LaGuardia Airport, where a $4 billion terminal will replace the existing Terminals C and D when completed.
Construction of the steel frame for Delta’s new arrivals and departure hall was completed in July 2020, an important milestone marked by a traditional “topping out” ceremony. With the steel in place, construction of the terminal’s exterior curtain wall is underway, bringing the project closer to reality.
A network of roadways serving the new terminal will be activated next summer, six months ahead of schedule.
The terminal will consist of 37 flexibly sized gates that can accommodate Delta’s full fleet,
distributed among four concourses connected by a centralized check-in lobby, security checkpoint and baggage claim. Dual taxi lanes between the concourses will greatly improve airfield efficiency, resulting in reduced taxi time to and from the gate before take-off and after landing.
The facility will offer larger gate areas and more seating, as well as 30 percent more concessions space than its existing facilities. A new Delta Sky Club will feature a Sky Deck with airfield views, locally inspired food options, artwork from emerging New York artists, and other unique amenities.
The terminal will include improved roadways and drop-off/pick-up areas, as well as a curbside check-in bypass leading directly to the security checkpoint. The overall terminal design integrates sustainable technologies and improvements in energy efficiency.
The airline broke ground on construction of the new $4 billion terminal in August 2017, building on the $2 billion Delta has invested in New York over the past seven years; its lease agreement runs through 2050.
The New LaGuardia Airport
The comprehensive redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport represents one of the most significant airport redevelopment projects in the United States in more than 20 years. LaGuardia Airport is being transformed into a unified airport with new terminals, better transportation access, additional airside taxiways and best-in-class passenger amenities.
The Port Authority of NY & NJ selected LaGuardia Gateway Partners to modernize and redevelop Terminal B, including updating it with environmentally friendly parking options. LGP broke ground on construction of the new $4.2 billion Terminal B in June 2016.
About the Project
The comprehensive redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport involves transforming LaGuardia into a unified airport with new terminals, better transportation access with a future AirTrain, additional taxi-lanes and best-in-class passenger amenities.