Governor Kathy Hochul announced in a press release yesterday, June 1, the opening of Delta’s brand new Terminal C.
This marks the completion of the six-year $8 billion LaGuardia Airport rebuild.
Combined with Terminal B’s completion, the opening of Terminal C means that every passenger (besides those traveling through Marine Air Terminal) will experience brand new, world-class facilities at LaGuardia.
Terminal C’s completion also means that LaGuardia Airport has become the nation’s first major new airport build 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 stated. “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.”
Terminal C’s rebuild cost a total of $4 billion and is Delta’s largest ever investment in an airport facility.
At 1.3 million-square-feet, the terminal is 85% larger than the two terminals it is replacing and features:
- 36 full-service check-in counters
- 49 self-service kiosks
- 16 hands-free bag drop counters
- Digital ID screening capabilities
- A curbside check-in building to get through security quicker
It was designed for optimal efficiency, consolidating access to 37 gates through a single arrivals and departures hall.
Security wait times have also been improved, with a security area featuring 11 lanes with room for 5 more in the future. State-of-the art technology will expedite the screening process while signage in the TSA queue will display passenger wait times and allow queuing zones to be adjusted based on passenger demand.
80% more concession space than Delta’s former terminals will allow passengers to shop and dine while waiting for their flights. Concessions will include local favorites such as:
- Sunday Supper Trattoria
- Chuko Ramen Poppy’s Bagel
- Le Labo
The newest and largest Delta Sky Club in the system can also be found in the new terminal providing over 34,000 square-feet for passengers to relax and recharge with seating for nearly 600.
Stunning art curated by the Queens Museum to reflect the cultural diversity of NYC will greet passengers as they move throughout the airport.
Work from six artists includes sculptures and painted ceramic murals that span the entirety of the terminal. Each art work tells a story of the city’s immigrant history, its people, and the importance of celebrating diversity throughout the region.
The completion of Terminal C marks the end of The LaGuardia Redevelopment Project, which in total cost $8 billion.
State Senator Leroy Comrie states, “The greatest city in the world deserves a world-class airport for New Yorkers and those visiting our city. The new LaGuardia Airport, the first new major airport built in over two decades, brings us to that benchmark.”