Governor Kathy Hochul, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Rick Cotton, and Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian today announced the opening of Delta’s new Terminal C, which marks the substantial completion of the $8 billion whole new LaGuardia Airport just six years after beginning construction. The opening of Terminal C on June 4, combined with the completion of the new Terminal B earlier this year, means every passenger, except those traveling through the landmarked Marine Air Terminal, will experience new, world-class airport facilities when departing from or arriving to the airport. At a cost of $4 billion – including a $500 million investment by the Port Authority for new roadways and supporting infrastructure — Terminal C represents Delta’s largest-ever investment in an airport facility. With today’s milestone, coming mere months after the Governor celebrated the completion of the airport’s new Terminal B in January, a Whole New LaGuardia Airport becomes the nation’s first major new airport in more than 25 years.
“The transformation of a LaGuardia Airport into a world-class destination that is internationally recognized for its beauty is an integral part of our bold vision for a new era in New York,” Governor Hochul said. “The opening of Delta’s $4 billion Terminal C will help provide a state-of-the-art passenger experience, easing connections and creating lasting impressions. Congratulations to all who made today’s milestone possible as we finish creating a whole new LaGuardia Airport worthy of New York. “