Six airlines will shift and consolidate their flight operations at LaGuardia (LGA) beginning Dec. 9, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said. The moves are part an initiative designed to ease passenger travel in conjunction with ongoing construction to transform the 78-year-old facility into a brand-new, unified airport.
Under an agreement reached between the port authority and the airlines this week, American Airlines will consolidate its operations at Terminal B, ceasing its flights at Terminal C. Delta Air Lines will co-locate its LaGuardia operations in Terminals C and D; JetBlue and Alaska Airlines will move operations to Terminal A from Terminal B; and Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines will move from Terminal B and begin operations at Terminal D.
LGA is in the midst of an $8 billion overhaul, and consolidation of the six airlines will help streamline operations and enhance the customer experience, PANYNJ said.
“We want to provide LaGuardia’s passengers and employees with ample time to become aware and prepare for these significant changes to existing flight operations,’’ said Lysa Scully, the port authority’s general manager at LGA. “We are working with our airline partners to make the terminal consolidation changes as convenient as possible for our passengers as they navigate the airport during this exciting – but extremely busy – time in LaGuardia’s storied history.”