Covid-19’s reduction of passenger numbers speeds up LaGuardia development

posted on 21st May 2021 by Edward Robertson
Covid-19’s reduction of passenger numbers speeds up LaGuardia development

The reduction in air travel as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has sped up work on Delta Air lines’ new terminal at LaGuardia Airport.

Following the closure of many routes and the serious fall in passenger numbers, work on the new terminal has progressed so quickly that the new arrivals and departures hall, the new roadway network and the second concourse will now open to customers next spring.

A further half of the third concourse is expected to open in the summer while the entire four-concourse terminal is expected to be fully complete by the end of 2024, eighteen months earlier than originally planned.

NY Corporate Real Estate managing director Ryan Marzullo said: “We have been able to take advantage of the downturn in passenger volume and flight activity to capture additional real estate and advance our LGA construction more quickly, as we have at most of our hub airport projects across the country.

“Our priority when we’re constructing these new terminal facilities is to protect our operation, our customers and our employees, while building as efficiently and quickly as possible.”

John F Kennedy International Airport is also set for expansion after Delta recently agreed to revised plans with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and JFK International Air Terminal, the operator of JFK Terminal 4, to expand Terminal 4 and consolidate Delta’s operations there.