The first stage of a $4 billion reconstruction project that is modernizing LaGuardia Airport was unveiled for passenger service in early December. The new concourse in Terminal B features 11 gates serving American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Air Canada. United will begin using the terminal in 2019. It also features Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Lounge, with the United Club to follow in 2019.

“The opening of the new eastern concourse at Terminal B is just the first step in our mission to provide a top-class visitor experience at LaGuardia, worthy of the greatest city in the world,” Stewart Steeves, chief executive officer of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, said. “Our concourse’s innovative design, inclusive atmosphere, and choice food and retail options will bring LaGuardia into the 21st century, and we’re proud to work with both the Governor and the Port Authority to transform Terminal B into a gateway New Yorkers can be proud of.”

The concourse features improved gate seating, complete with charging stations, a nursing room and spacious rest rooms. Shopping options include toy store FAO Schwarz, as well as offerings from SoHo-based independent bookseller McNally Jackson, Hudson newsstands, LaGuardia Dufry Duty Free Shops, M•A•C, District Market and Spa Here. Restaurants include Shake Shack, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Osteria Fusco, La Chula Bar & Taqueria, Kingside Bar & Restaurant and Five Boroughs Market.

Source: Queens Chronicle

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