LGA Terminal B Opens 2nd Phase of Western Concourse
LaGuardia Airport’s newest concourse is now open with a brand-new section for American Airlines, 4 more gates, and a premium lounge. LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP), the manager and developer of Terminal B, announced the opening of the second phase of the Western Concourse on Thursday. The interior of the 218,000 square foot Western Concourse is now fully open, featuring soaring ceilings up to 55 feet high and flooding the space with natural light.
The new Terminal B is now more than 90 percent complete. It features modern amenities, innovative design and family-friendly spaces. The new concourse showcases the vision to build a 21st century terminal that is a leader in guest experience, innovation and sustainability. American Airlines primarily operates its flights out of the Western Concourse, which will also include a brand new 20,000 square foot Admirals Club. Phase 1 of the new 350+ seat lounge opens today. American plans for the club to be fully complete in Spring of 2022.
The new concourse was designed with families in mind, offering a children’s play area modeled after New York City. Children of all ages can design their own city skyline on a 16-foot interactive display and climb on miniature bridges and skyscrapers. In addition, a brand-new nursing mother’s room and two additional family restrooms have opened in the concourse.
Opening along with the new concourse are two new retail shops. InMotion is a traveler’s top destination for electronics on the go. The Scoop offers everyday travel essentials and convenience items. These offerings join the already-opened Bar Veloce, Beecher’s Market Café, Sweetleaf Coffee and Gotham News in the concourse. Additional dining – Mi Casa, offering freshly made Mexican street food and an outpost of Manhattan’s Hunt and Fish Grill – will open in the near future.
Early next year, the second of the terminal’s dual sky bridges will open to connect the main part of the terminal to this second island concourse. Passengers will walk above aircraft as they make their way to their gate, all while enjoying views of the iconic Manhattan skyline.