On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian broke ground an $A5 billion terminal facility at the new LaGuardia Airport. Delta will contribute $A4.33 billion. The Delta facility is just one portion of the $A10.19 billion rebuilding of LaGuardia.
The new LaGuardia will be USA’s first brand new airport to open for business since Denver International in 1995.
At the announcement ceremony, Governor Cuomo emphasised the importance of airports, calling them the “front door” to the state. At the same time, the Governor expressed worry about the fact that New York and the rest of the nation have fallen behind their international competitors when it comes to infrastructure.
Delta will occupy the eastern end of the new terminal building, that’s designed to accommodate 50 million travellers a year, while American, United, JetBlue, Southwest, and Air Canada will operate from the western end.