You’re not dreaming: What it really looks like inside LaGuardia Airport now

Sep 9, 2020

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Aside from the Amex Centurion Lounge, the only thing I used to like about New York’s LaGuardia Airport was the amazing view — after takeoff. Now, like the city that surrounds it, the airport itself is a work of art.

Built and managed by LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the new LGA represents a huge step up. During a recent day-long tour, I couldn’t help but take pictures at every turn. The main shopping area? Totally worth a shot. The bridge to the parking garage? Camera’s coming out. In fact, that’s it in my picture just above. The new LGA really is something else.

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We’re so excited about LaGuardia’s transformation that we decided to feature the new Terminal B in the entire first episode of TPG’s new aviation-focused video series, Airplane Mode — you’re not gonna want to miss this:

 

Now, would I be this impressed if I were walking through this same space outside the United States? The terminal might still stand out as being above-average, but it’s hard to compete with some of the world-class airports you’ll find in Asia, or the Middle East.

Still, for New York City, this is a huge step up. I can’t wait to see the rest of the renovations complete, and new terminal areas roll out at the city’s other major airports, including Newark (EWR) and New York-JFK.

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