LaGuardia’s Terminal B revamp is done after $4 billion, 6 years.

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New York City’s LaGuardia Airport Terminal B and brand new American Airlines wing is fully completed, marking the end of a revamp nearly six years in the making.

“This is a day the sun is shining on New York City,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul said Thursday at briefing at the airport’s new terminal.

It’s part of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s $8 billion effort to transform LaGuardia into a 21st century facility, which also includes a plan to replace Terminals C and D, Bloomberg reported.

The new Terminal B replaces the 1960s-era Central Terminal Building and includes 35 gates, a parking garage, a skybridge, nearly 50 new shops, restaurants and services, and the Central Hall, which will connect with Terminal C. Valued at $4 billion, the Terminal B project is the largest public-private partnership in U.S. aviation history.

“We have literally gone from worst to best,” said Hochul, who referred to the renovation as “long overdue.”

Governor Hochul is overseeing the completion of various infrastructure projects set in motion by former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, including LaGuardia’s AirTrain and John F. Kennedy International Airport’s redevelopment of Terminal 4.

As New York City looks to lure back international travelers and bring its tourism back to pre-pandemic levels, ensuring that the airports are operating is crucial.

“What’s next? Onward to Terminal C,” Hochul said.

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