LGA team members attended the new concourse unveiling alongside Governor Cuomo.
The construction of the new concourse is the first step in the reimagining of Terminal B, where American Airlines has exclusively operated since December 2017.
The USD5,1 billion transformation of the rest of Terminal B is scheduled for completion in 2022 and is led by the Port Authority, LGP, American Airlines and other airport stakeholders.
“Today marks an important step in the evolution of LaGuardia,” said Michael J. Minerva, vice president of government and aAirport Affairs, American Airlines. “We are investing back into our business in partnership with the Port Authority and LaGuardia Gateway Partners, making LaGuardia a more modern, enjoyable, customer-friendly gateway to the Big Apple.” The new concourse is Òlled with world-class technology, innovation, best-in-class amenities and services, including notable brand names like FAO Schwarz, Shake Shack, and M∙A∙C, and provides a preview of what the completed 1 project will cover.”
“For too long, LaGuardia Airport has offered its passengers a substandard experience, but this weekend’s opening of the first new concourse shows the Port Authority is committed to improving the passenger experience with world-class facilities that turns Governor Cuomo’s vision into a beautiful reality,” said Rick Cotton, executive director, Port Authority.
American Airlines has been at LaGuardia since the airport’s opening, and their use of these new gates helps symbolise the progress, and to improve the customer experience as the airport enters an exciting new phase of its history. Over the next few years, two new concourses featuring 35 gates will be built at Terminal B.
The two concourses will be connected to the main terminal by dual pedestrian bridges spanning an active taxiway, allowing customers and aircraft to move about seamlessly. The project includes a new 840,000 square feet main terminal with soaring ceilings and corridors with natural light.