Delta’ opening up their first new concourse at New York’s LaGuardia airport on Monday. The 105,000 square foot complex houses 6 new gates for the airline, which will eventually be rebranded into Terminal C.
Earlier this year, LaGuardia unveiled a new concourse in Terminal B which house Southwest Airlines and Air Canada, so now it’s Delta’s turn to get some new gates in the newest concourse part of the $8 billion transformation currently going on.
On Monday, customers will walk for the first time into the bright and spacious concourse in what will become Delta’s Terminal C, marking a major milestone in the $8 billion transformation of the airport.
Customers will be welcomed into the new concourse by an open and airy entrance with innovative backlit 3D Delta supergraphic and floor-to-ceiling views of Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, and Flushing Bay.
Delta’s state-of-the-art concourse will feature dining from hospitality group OTG inspired by local favorites including H&H Bagels, Rossi Pizzeria (from Chef Mark Iacono of Lucali), Flatiron Tavern & Provisions (from chefs Jess Shadbolt and Clare de Boer of King), Birch Coffee, and Juice Press. The new gate areas provide more seating and ample outlets for charging devices, and respite spaces for passengers to rest.
When complete, the new terminal will feature 37 gates across four concourses connected by a centralized and streamlined check-in lobby, security checkpoint, and baggage claim; dual taxiways that will help reduce hold outs and taxi times; a new, larger Delta Sky Club with a Sky Deck; larger gate areas and more concessions space; and more efficient airport roadways.
At the new concourse, Delta has incorporated digital wayfinding signs to provide customers guidance and added hearing loop technology.
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