Delta Airlines’ new Terminal C facility at LaGuardia Airport in New York will open on 4 November this year.

New York Governor Andrew M Cuomo said that the new terminal is part of the $8bn project to transform the airport into a unified modern airport.

Construction began in 2017 after Delta Airlines signed a long-term lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The terminal features four concourses with 37 gates to accommodate Delta’s full fleet, as well as a Delta Sky Club with a sky deck, hold rooms and 30% more space for concessions.

The Delta concourse is located at the airport’s eastern part. Flights from the seven new gates located at the concourse will commence operations from 4 November with 60 daily flights to Boston, Chicago and Washington DC.

Cuomo said: “The opening of the first new concourse at Terminal C is a major milestone that takes us one step closer to transforming LaGuardia Airport into a global gateway worthy of this state.

“We’re building the nation’s first completely new airport in 25 years and showing the nation and the world that you can be ambitious and get big things done.

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“At the end of the day, the new LaGuardia Airport will provide a world-class passenger experience with state-of-the art terminals and concourses like the one we’re in today, new roadways and improved traffic flow, and 50% more tarmac space to reduce gate delays.”

In June, United Airlines commenced operations at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) Terminal B new eastern concourse’s five new gates.