La Guardia Airport Expansion Begins
By: Brenda Stokes
on Wednesday, April 11, 2012
In an effort to stimulate the economy and expand options for travel in the city, Delta Air Lines at La Guardia Airport is expanding. The project kicked off today with the help of Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The expansion will cost $160 million and add new terminals to the airport. During the ceremonial groundbreaking today, both the mayor and Lt. Governor Robert Duffy were on hand.
The expansion at La Guardia will ensure the facility can accommodate more and more tourists. This contributes significantly to the local economy and will create more jobs. In fact, Delta Air Lines is added 26 more cities to the list of destinations it currently serves, encouraging more travel and more business through New York City.
Bloomberg indicated that he has a history of adding to the airport, and has helped bring $1.4 billion to it in the past to make improvements in the past ten years.
This is a good thing, since passenger numbers have increased 25% during that time with 105 million people coming through the gates last year alone.
An additional $1.2 billion will be funneled toward Delta terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport to make improvements and updates.