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>>> ANSA / LaGuardia is reborn, 4 billion NY airport restyling

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(by Gina Di Meo) (ANSA) – NEW YORK, 02 JUN – The Cinderella of New York airports takes her revenge by gaining efficiency and space. LaGuardia is reborn with the latest of its restylings, a four billion dollar investment, the result of the collaboration between Delta Airlines and Panyny (Port authority of New York and New Jersey, a body that deals with infrastructure management) which led to the ” opening of the new Terminal C, operated by Delta itself, and the construction of an area with 37 gates that expands to over 120 thousand square meters.

After the completion of Terminal B last January, LaGuardia takes over the scepter of the country’s first new major airport in the past 25 years. “Come and see President Biden now,” New York State Governor Cathy Hochul said in her speech before the ribbon cutting ceremony. The reference is to the comment that the then vice president made in 2014 defining the New York airport as a third world airport. “If I banish you and take you to LaGuardia in New York – she said – you would think you were in some third world country.” The new Delta terminal consolidates the C and D into an avant-garde structure with a space that is double the previous one and which for the traveler means saying goodbye to the chaos at check-in and luggage that characterized the airport. “Delta has been committed to growing and winning in New York for over a decade – said CEO Ed Bastian -. We have been steadfast in our efforts to become the number one airline in the city and it is thanks to our 10,000 employees. locations that since 2010 we have been able to invest nearly seven billion in New York airports to deliver the experience our customers in the city deserve. “

“This Terminal – Ryan Marzullo, Managing Director of the works told ANSA – was conceived with New Yorkers in mind, who are for speed and efficiency”. In addition to reducing overall waiting times, in the new Terminal what remains of the wait is transformed into an artistic experience through the collaboration with the Queens museum and the exhibition of works by six local artists that show the history of immigration from New York. In addition, a massive digital art installation at both the security checkpoint and the baggage area keeps passengers company by displaying scenes from the city’s five municipalities. After the security check, a sensory room was also set up to allow those suffering from flight anxiety to relax. Delta has also built its largest Sky Club (lounge) with architecture that evokes New York at the end of the 20th century. “An airport is the first impression a visitor has of the city – LaGuardia has now become ‘main entrance to the Big Apple. As a black sheep, it now generates wonder “.

Heywood added that a general renovation of its infrastructure is underway in New York. In addition to LaGuardia, Kennedy Airport (Jfk) will also present itself with a lively look by the end of the year through the modernization of Terminal 8 and a new Terminal One. Works also in Newark, New Jersey with a 2.7 billion project that will lead to the opening of Terminal A to replace the old Terminal 1. (ANSA).

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