Last year we announced the largest single-carrier expansion in New York in over 40 years, adding 100 new daily flights to nearly 30 new cities and 4 million new seats in the LaGuardia market, plus jet service to many smaller communities, all without increasing congestion in the New York airways.
All of these changes created a new domestic hub atNew York’s LaGuardia Airport. Now as we begin construction at LaGuardia, I wanted to give you an update on the progress we’ve made on our commitment toNew York.
On March 25, we took over part of LaGuardia’s Terminal C and launched most of our expanded schedule. We obtain the remaining gates and launch the rest of the schedule in mid-July. We’re working to transform Terminal C into an innovative and enjoyable space, just like we have done with Terminal D and the Marine Air Terminal.
Today we broke ground on a new 600-foot bridge connecting Terminals C and D, making it easier for our customers to access all 29 of our gates between both terminals. This summer we will open a new Delta Sky Club in Terminal C and we’re once again partnering with the folks at OTG to bring you incredible food, beverages and technology in the terminal.
It’s our goal to make traveling to, through or fromNew Yorkthe most enjoyable experience possible for our passengers and we hope that our expansion and enhancements at LaGuardia will help us to accomplish that.
Senior Vice President –New York