Delta Air Lines has started construction on its $4bn facilities at LaGuardia Airport in the US, after signing a new long-term lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The new Terminal C facility at LaGuardia will offer new amenities and expanded public transportation, including the planned AirTrain, to LaGuardia travellers.
The terminal will feature four concourses with 37 gates that can accommodate Delta's full fleet, as well as a new Delta Sky Club with a Sky Deck, new hold rooms, and 30% more space for concessions.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said: “LaGuardia is a pillar of New York's transportation network and a key driver of economic growth, but for too long the airport has been unworthy of New York State.
“The groundbreaking at Delta's facilities represents another step forward as we build an entirely new airport at LaGuardia.”
Delta is investing $3.4bn to develop the eastern half of the new airport, while the western half and airport roadways have been under development since June 2016.
The redeveloped LaGuardia Airport is slated to be fully completed by 2021.
In addition, the Port Authority is investing $600m to redevelop the airline’s existing terminal and gate facilities at the airport.
The new Delta facilities project will be funded by an investment of $200m, which will also cover the construction of new concourses and ramps.
Furthermore, $185m will be invested in a new electrical substation, as well as an extension of the East Garage and temporary parking during construction, while $215m will be put towards building a new roadway and other supporting infrastructure.
With the groundbreaking of the new Terminal C facility and the ongoing work on Central Terminal B, HOK’s master plan team, including WSP, is providing advisory, implementation and master design criteria services to the airport project.
HOK/WSP is the architect and engineer for the Central Terminal B and Central Hall at the airport.
Image: The New Airport at LaGuardia. Photo: courtesy of New York State.