August 9, 2017
Delta breaks ground on new US$4bn LaGuardia facilities
As part of the rebuilding and conversion of New York’s LaGuardia Airport into a 21st-century airport, Delta has broken ground on its new US$4bn 37-gate facility. The company will be investing US$3.4bn, this is the largest private investment in a public asset in New York State. Delta has already invested over US$2bn in New York airports during the last seven years.
Delta CEO Ed Bastian joined New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, incoming Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Rick Cotton, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, together with other dignitaries at a press conference and the ground breaking to mark the largest airport investment in Delta’s history.
According to Andrew Cuomo, “LaGuardia is a pillar of New York’s transportation network and a key driver of economic growth. The ground breaking at Delta’s facilities represents another step forward as we build an entirely new airport at LaGuardia. Together with our private-sector partners, we are making rapid progress to create the world-class gateway to the Empire State that New Yorkers deserve.”
The new state-of-the-art terminal will feature four concourses with 37 flexibly sized gates which will accommodate Delta’s full fleet; a new, larger Delta Sky Club with a Sky Deck; new hold rooms with extra seating; 30 percent more concessions space; and sustainable and scalable technology.
Ed Bastian commented that: “We know the new LaGuardia is one that New Yorkers will be proud to call their hometown airport, and we are confident that this investment will further cement Delta as the number one airline in New York, with the best customer service and experience on the ground as well as in the air.”