Delta Airlines breaks ground on new terminal at LaGuardia airport

13 April 2012 (Last Updated April 13th, 2012 04:35)

Delta Airlines has broken ground on a $160m renovation and expansion project at LaGuardia airport in New York to link terminals C and D.

LA Guardia airport

Delta Airlines has broken ground on a $160m renovation and expansion project at LaGuardia Airport in New York to link terminals C and D.

The project includes the construction of a 630ft connector bridge which links Terminals C and D, a new Delta Sky Club in Terminal C and the expansion of security lanes in both C and D terminals.

New York Lt. Governor, Robert Duffy, said the groundbreaking of the expansion at the airport will create hundreds of good jobs for New Yorkers.

"This announcement gives travellers more options for flying across our state and provides a significant boost to our local economy," Duffy said.

Serving for the Delta airlines customers, the new bridge will facilitate them to walk between terminals behind security, providing easy access to departure and arrival gates and facilitate convenient connecting flights.

The expanded terminal is expected to increase the services at LaGuardia by 60%, through further addition of 100 new flights and 26 new destinations by summer this year.

Work is also commenced on $1.2bn project to expand Delta Airlines' facilities at New York John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport, which will expand the Terminal 4.

Work at the terminal in JFK will include addition of new baggage handling system, additional Customs and security lanes and a Delta Sky Club.

Delta chief executive officer, Richard Anderson, said: "All together, with our expansion projects at JFK and LaGuardia, Delta is investing nearly $1.4 billion in our New York airport facilities."

La Guardia Airport has reported a 0.65% rise in passenger traffic in 2011 to 24,122,478 passengers when compared to the previous year.

 

Image: Delta Airlines has embarked on $160m renovation and expansion project at LaGuardia airport. Photo: Atmoz