United Passengers First To Experience Renewed LaGuardia Airport

Passengers of United Airlines will be among the first to try out New York-LaGuardia’s new and improved Terminal B this weekend. The company is the first of any legacy airline to service the airport following the project’s completion.

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United customers will be among the first to debut the new facilities. Photo: United Airlines

A proud moment

According to an official press release, these travelers will notice new features, such as premium retail and dining choices. They will also pass through the fresh lobby and baggage claim areas that accompany the new halls and gates.

David Kinzelman, United’s vice president of domestic and international line stations, believes that a world-class city like New York deserves a world-class airport. Therefore, he is proud that his firm is the first legacy airline to experience the new LaGuardia. 

The businessman added that the airport is an important connection point for passengers traveling across the US and the globe. Subsequently, he is looking forward to pairing the operator’s service with a state-of-the-art airport experience.

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There is all change at Terminal B. Photo: United Airport

A large investment

Altogether, these revisions are part of a $4 billion, 1.3-million-square-foot Terminal B redevelopment project that is being overseen by LaGuardia Gateway Partners. Group CEO Stewart Steeves shared how crucial United’s presence is for the airport. He is looking forward to continuing the collaboration with the airline.

“The success of creating a brand new Terminal B would not be possible without our airline partners, including United Airlines. The Eastern Concourse in the new Terminal B saw the opening of United’s new gates and the United Club last June, offering passengers a place to relax before their flight and a premier guest experience,” Steeves said, as per the press release.

“Our guests are our top priority at LaGuardia Gateway Partners, and we’re excited to continue our work with United Airlines in order to create an experience worthy of all passengers travelling to and from New York City.”

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LaGuardia is proud to represent New York. Photo: United Airlines

Rick Cotton, executive director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, added that the opening of the first new arrivals and departures hall is a major milestone in delivering on the vision of New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo’s vision.

He went on to praise the workers behind the project, who delivered despite the conditions set by the pandemic. Altogether, he feels that this opening is a symbol of the region’s potential for a robust economic recovery.

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The interior looks crisp, following the project’s completion. Photo: United Airlines

Time for a fresh start

LaGuardia became infamous over the years for New Yorkers. The aged facilities were an eyesore, and several passengers would try as hard as they can to fly out of JFK or Newark instead.

However, with these renovations, locals and visitors can be confident of experiencing a much more pleasant journey through the hub. Altogether, these improvements mark a new beginning for the airport.

What are your thoughts on LaGuardia’s new Terminal B? Will you be traveling through the airport soon? Let us know what you think in the comment section.