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LaGuardia Airport Terminal B Named World’s Best New Airport Terminal by Skytrax

Photo courtesy of LaGuardia Gateway Partners
Photo courtesy of LaGuardia Gateway Partners
QUEENS, NY — The new LaGuardia Airport Terminal B was named the world’s Best New Airport Terminal based on customers’ feedback from around the world. Simultaneously, it was announced that Terminal B is the first airline terminal in North America to achieve the highest global 5-Star Airport Terminal Rating from Skytrax, the international transport rating organization. The award was presented by Skytrax at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam.

LaGuardia Gateway Partners is the developer, equity investor, and manager of LGA's Terminal B, which is comprised of Skanska, Vantage Airport Group, and Meridiam.

Magnus Eriksson, Managing Director of Skanska Asset Management and member of the Board of Directors of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, said, “Not only was Terminal B named the best new airport terminal in the world by Skytrax, but also received the first five-star rating of an airport terminal in North America. These significant achievements are a result of both the innovative design of the terminal and the excellence of the facility management. We’re forever grateful to everyone who played a role in the redevelopment and those focused on terminal operation.”

The joint venture of Skanska-Walsh led the design and construction of the LaGuardia Central project through the public-private partnership between LaGuardia Gateway Partners and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey — the largest partnership of its kind in the United States. HOK and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff served as design partners.

Referred to as the “Oscars of the airport industry”, the World Airport Awards from Skytrax are regarded as a quality benchmark for the world airport industry, assessing customer service and facilities across more than 550 airports. There is no entry fee or any type of payment by an airport to participate in the survey or awards, with the entire survey and awards process funded by Skytrax.

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The award for world’s best new terminal and the 5-star rating recognizes that LaGuardia Airport has been successfully transformed from what was once among the nation’s worst airports to what is now one of the world’s best airports. Completed in January 2022, LaGuardia Terminal B is among just 22 airports and terminals worldwide to have earned five stars from Skytrax for global best practices.

Separately, the 5-star rating from Skytrax is a mark of quality achievement and a global benchmark of airport excellence. The rating is awarded following detailed audit analysis and assessment of an airport's product and front-line service standards.

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