American Airlines updates LaGuardia Hall

Travelers returning to LaGuardia are noticing a new environment at Terminal B, thanks to updates American Airlines has put in place. Earlier this month the new Arrivals and Departures Hall at Terminal B began to serve as American Airlines main arrival & departure facility, including ticketing and check-in, security and baggage claim. The new space offers a clean, comfortable, efficient experience for travelers and provides an upgraded workplace for thousands of the airline’s New York-area team members.

“As more customers take to the skies, American is ready to welcome them to New York in this reimagined facility, launched by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and developed in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and LaGuardia Gateway Partners,” said Jim Moses, Vice President of Northeast Hubs and Gateways for American Airlines. “By centralizing our operation, we can better care for our customers — delivering an intuitive, seamless experience from curb to gate.”

The Arrivals and Departures Hall now provides a more modern, enjoyable travel experience for American Airlines customers. Through this new, state-of-the-art and modern facility, travelers are offered a light, bright and central location for all arrivals, departures, shopping, dining and services. Scheduled for a completed upgrade in 2022, the LGA Terminal B redevelopment project is part of a comprehensive $8.2 billion effort to transform the airport into a modern, unified facility, featuring improved ground transportation access, additional taxiways and best-in-class amenities.

The terminal connects directly to the new Eastern Concourse housing gates 40-59, which began operating select flights when it opened in December 2018.

In response to improving demand for air travel, American plans to fly 55% of its domestic schedule in July 2020 compared to the same period last year. This includes 95% more flights at LGA compared to May 2020.

The Arrivals and Departures Hall is the second phase of a larger program to redevelop LaGuardia, launched by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Gov. Cuomo’s vision involves transforming LaGuardia into a modern and unified airport with better transportation access, more taxiways and best-in-class amenities to create a better and more seamless travel experience.