The new concourse will house the near future American Airlines Admirals Club. Charge: Patrick Handrigan.
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LaGuardia Airport in New York has started its next light-filled concourse, along with seven new gates, at Terminal B as part of its continuing $8bn transformation project.
The initial seven fresh gates in the Western Concourse will be triggered from next week, welcoming more vacationers throughout the airport’s Terminal B.
The new concourse comprises an indoor playground, touchless restrooms, along with several other amenities. It is going to mostly serve American Airlines and will house the near future American Airlines Admirals Club.
Commenting about the new development, New York Governor Cuomo stated: “With the introduction of the new concourse, LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B is hitting major landmarks in 1 summer and moving nearer to its entire transformation to some 21st century traveling centre.
“LaGuardia Airport is going to be the first new airport in the United States in 25 years, and we’re building it while still operating the old airport. Travellers coming to New York should expect nothing less than a world-class experience, and that is what we are delivering with this modernisation project.”
The $5.1bn LaGuardia Terminal B project contains a fresh 35-gate terminal, a Central Hall, a parking garage, related roadways and encouraging infrastructure.
Last month, the airport started an 850,000ft² Arrivals and Departures Hall with fresh concessions and traveller conveniences. It provides increased distance for passengers to maneuver safely and economically during and following the Covid-19 pandemic.
The demolition of the first terminal and also the opening of the rest of the slopes of the concourses are predicted to last through 2022.
LaGuardia Gateway Partners CEO Stewart Steeves stated: “The opening of the Western Concourse is yet another milestone that we’re proud to have completed in the overall redevelopment of Terminal B. We’re grateful to our partners for helping us create a brand new Terminal B that combines excellent service for passengers with innovative and sustainable design.”