The first of four new Delta concourses at LaGuardia Airport will open to the public on November 4, marking another stride forward in Governor Cuomo’s $8 billion effort to bring the transportation hub into the 21st century.
The new 105,000-square-foot concourse at Terminal C brings seven new gates running 60 flights per day to destinations including Boston, Chicago, and Washington D.C. to the airport’s eastern wing. It also comes with New Yorker-approved dining options like Rossi Pizzeria (on which Mark Iacono of beloved Brooklyn pizza joint, Lucali, consulted), Birch Coffee, Juice Press, and H&H Bagels.
The new section joins a recently-opened concourse in Terminal B unveiled in December to overhaul an airport that presidential hopeful Joe Biden once compared to a “third-world country.” The overhaul will cover 2.7 million square feet of new and updated terminals including 72 new gates across six concourses, new parking, and 13.7 miles of new roadway system surrounding the airport.
Governor Cuomo announced plans to overhaul the airport in December 2015. LaGuardia Gateway Partners, a consortium of Vantage Airport Group, Skanska, Meridiam Infrastructure, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Walsh, and HOK, are leading the long-awaited overhaul.