The LaGuardia Shuffle

Six airlines will shuffle their locations at New York’s LaGuardia Airport beginning in December.

The airport operator, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said the moves will create a more efficient corporate travel experience during the ongoing $8 billion renovation at LaGuardia.

The changes will consolidate American in Terminal B and Delta in Terminals C and D. Frontier and Spirit will move from Terminal B to Terminal D, though departing passengers must check in at Terminal C. JetBlue and Alaska will move operations from Terminal B to A, which is also known as the Marine Air Terminal.

American will be one of the bigger winners of the shuffle, as it will operate flights from only Terminal B, rather than from terminals B and C.

“This consolidated operation means all customers will check in at Terminal B and American will operate flights from each of the terminal’s four concourses,” American said in a statement.

Delta, too will enjoy significant consolidation as it will move operations of Delta Shuttle flights to Chicago and Washington from Terminal A to Terminal C, much closer to carrier’s Terminal D LaGuardia flights. As a result, Delta Shuttle customers will have access to the Terminal C Delta Sky Club.
Consolidation of aircraft operations for American and Delta will benefit the airport at large, the port authority said, by making airfield movements more efficient and by helping to reduce on-the-ground delays.

The changes will begin with American on Dec. 9.

The $8 billion LaGuardia overhaul will unify the four terminals and move them closer to the Grand Central Parkway, thereby allowing for more airfield room.

(Travel Weekly)

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