The $8 billion makeover of LaGuardia Airport is progressing, with seven new gates opening at the the airport’s Terminal C this fall, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Port Authority officials announced on June 27.
When the work is completed by late 2021, there will be 37 gates across four new concourses.
The first gates are part of Delta Air Lines’ $4 billion investment in LaGuardia, which will connect Terminals C and D into one new mega terminal. That larger construction project, along with the entire overhaul of the airport, is slated to wrap up in 2026, The New York Daily News reports.
In a statement, Gov. Cuomo said the terminal demonstrates the “effectiveness of public-private partnerships at work to modernize our state’s infrastructure.”
An AirTrain connecting all of the LaGuardia’s terminals to the No. 7 subway line and Long Island Rail Road is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
“The overall renovation of the airport will turn it into a twenty-first-century transportation hub for travelers, continuing to grow the economy and tourism industry,” said Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.