Major Terminal Changes at New York’s LaGuardia Airport


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Earlier this year, we saw a major terminal move at Los Angeles International Airport, as 21 airlines moved terminals, now New York’s LaGuardia will be having their own move, as 6 airlines including the three largest at the airport Delta, American, and JetBlue switch things up.

Per Delta,

Beginning Dec. 9, Delta Shuttle flights to Chicago and Washington, D.C., will relocate from the Marine Air Terminal to Terminal C, where customers will enjoy enhanced amenities while retaining the distinct Delta Shuttle product. Shuttle flights from LaGuardia to Boston already operate from Terminal C.

Delta is one of six airlines to change terminals at the airport later this year. The consolidation of carriers’ flight operations will streamline customer travel and make airfield movements more efficient while facilitating the continuation of work to transform the 78-year-old facility into a brand new airport.

The Port Authority lists where all the airlines are moving:

  • Delta will co-locate its LaGuardia operations in Terminals C and D by relocating its Delta Shuttle to Chicago and Washington, D.C. from Terminal A (Marine Air Terminal) to Terminal C
  • American will consolidate its operations – including American Airlines Shuttle – at Terminal B, ceasing its flights at Terminal C
  • JetBlue and Alaska will move its operations to Terminal A (Marine Air Terminal) from Terminal B
  • Frontier and Spirit also will move from Terminal B and begin operations at Terminal D (Departing passengers, however, must check in at Terminal C.)

Bottom Line

For those not familiar with New York’s LaGuardia, the Marine Air Terminal is completely separate from the other terminals. It even has its own exit off the freeway and is closer to Manhattan, making it slightly more desirable distance wise.

JetBlue has asked to move to the Marine Air Terminal, and with this move, I’m sure we’ll see a new marketing campaign from the airline about being the closest airline to Manhattan

As a Delta flyer, I’m pleased to see that their shuttle flights to Washington DC and Chicago will now be at Terminal C. By consolidating from the Marine Air Terminal, eligible passengers will now have Sky Club access, as well as the ability to other Delta flights, as the airline wouldn’t sell these two cities as connecting options, due to the difficulty to having to reach the other terminals.

Delta already moved their Boston Shuttle service to Terminal C a few years ago, allowing these customers to connect through Delta’s LaGuardia hub for access to 64 additional cities

What are your thoughts about these airlines moving terminals at LaGuardia? Feel free to comment below!

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