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Delta flying from new LaGuardia concourse

Airline’s Terminal C project up and running with flights and resturants

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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:30 am | Updated: 1:28 pm, Thu Nov 7, 2019.

The second section of a modern LaGuardia Airport began serving customers on Monday, with flights departing from Delta Airlines new Terminal C concourse.

LaGuardia is in the midst of an $8 billion reconstruction. The seven new gates are serving 60 flights per day to and from Boston, Washington, DC, and Chicago.

A ribbon cutting took place on Oct. 29 featuring Gov. Cuomo, Delta CEO Ed Bastian, Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton, Borough President Melinda Katz, New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard and team COO Jeff Wilpon. OTG, an airport hospitality firm which is partnering with Delta, debuted five new restaurants.

When completed, Terminal C will ultimately have a total of 37 gates across four new concourses.

“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,” Cuomo said in a press release issued by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports.

“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,” Cuomo added. “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 percent more tarmac space to reduce gate delays.”

Cotton called the ribbon cutting a milestone.

“The transformation of LaGuardia Airport is part of the Port Authority’s ongoing commitment to improve passenger experience and provide travelers with world class facilities,” he said.

The PA also is in the early stages of a $13 billion reconstruction of JFK.

“Two years ago, we set out to build a state-of-the-art facility at LaGuardia Airport, an airport that our customers and the people of New York deserve,’ Bastian said. “Thanks to the commitment and hard work of the Delta team and our many partners, today marks the beginning of a new era for millions of Delta customers at LaGuardia. The excitement that is building here is palpable and contagious, and we are already looking ahead to many more milestones to come.”

Katz said the borough is gaining more than a modern, 21st-century airport.

“Creating a whole new LaGuardia also means investing in our families and our communities, not just our infrastructure, and Queens is thrilled that 80 percent of the employees hired to work at the new concourse’s concessions are borough residents,” the borough president said.

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