New York’s LaGuardia Airport in massive overhaul

Redesign to double the space for planes to operate in
One of the busiest airports in the USA is also one of the country’s most disliked. Vice President Joe Biden has compared it to “some Third World country”. So New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $4 billion plan to rebuild LaGuardia Airport’s old terminals.
The redesign of the airport, whose notoriously short runways are surrounded by water, will double the space for planes to operate in. More than three kilometres of new taxiways will be built. Work will start next year, with the first refreshed section open to passengers in 2019.
“It’s slow, it’s dated, it has a terrible front-door entranceway to New York,” Cuomo admitted. He added that Biden had been instrumental in getting federal funding for the project. Delta Airlines will also invest.


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