The $8 billion construction of an entirely new LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York – the first new airport in the U.S. in 25 years – achieved a major milestone with the opening of its first new concourse in Terminal B last December. The concourse features light-filled and spacious gate areas, locally inspired dining and retail, and other modern amenities.
Work by Delta Air Lines on a new Terminal C to replace C and D is currently underway and is on schedule to open its first new concourse in the fall.
Delta recently unveiled new renderings showcasing the spacious 105,000-square-foot light-filled, environmentally sustainable concourse that will feature floor-to-ceiling views of Citi Field and Flushing Bay, gates that can accommodate a range of aircraft types, and dining options from favorite New York chefs and eateries.
Among the concessionaires announced to date, Stellar Partners, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of HMSHost, will design retail options for the new facility that provide a wide selection of travel essentials.
“We are very pleased to be part of Delta’s elevated and differentiated concessions program at LaGuardia Airport,” said Padraig Drennan, Stellar President & CEO. “This is truly a visionary program that will change the airport experience for New Yorkers and visitors to the city, and we could not be more excited to partner with Delta in making this vision a reality.”
New dining options
Delta has partnered with airport hospitality group OTG to bring chef-driven dining options and local flavors to the new concourse. Among the five new NY favorites from OTG are the Flatiron Tavern & Provisions; Juice Press; and Birch Coffee – H&H Bagels will serve breakfast classics in the morning and transition to Neapolitan-style Rossi Pizzeria in the afternoon and evening.
Each full-service concept will feature tableside charging ports/ tablets so guest can track flights, browse online and order food. This is the first of four concourses that will comprise Delta’s new state-of-the-art terminal at LGA.
Delta operates more than 275 peak-day departures from its LGA hub and began construction of a $3.9 billion replacement of Terminals C and D in 2017.
When complete, the new terminal will feature 37 gates across four concourses connected by a centralized check-in lobby, security checkpoint, and baggage claim; dual taxiways; a new, larger Delta Sky Club with a Sky Deck; larger gate areas and more concessions space; and more efficient airport roadways.
The opening of Delta’s first new gates represents another step forward in the comprehensive $8 billion redevelopment of LGA announced in 2015.
Under the plan, old facilities are being demolished only as new facilities are completed, enabling the airport – which services 30 million passengers each year – to remain fully operational as the multi-phased construction project continues.