It was a hectic turnover day at the Marine Air Terminal A as Delta left and both JetBlue and Alaska Air moved in the same time. Boxes were uncrated, computers set-up, and taken down, walls painted, furniture moved and the signage outside of the terminal changed at 10pm all the while as passengers boarded the last Delta shuttle flights to Chicago and D.C.
Airline employees from the three airlines took the move in stride however and managed to keep smiling while dodging moving bins and questions from passengers.
Other airlines relocated with American in Terminal B, Delta in Terminals C and D, and Frontier and Spirit in Terminal D.
This shuffle is all part of an initiative designed to streamline passenger travel in conjunction with ongoing construction to transform the 78-year-old facility into a brand new, unified airport.
Specifically, American consolidates its operations – including American Shuttle – at Terminal B, ceasing its flights at Terminal C; Delta co-locates its LaGuardia operations in Terminals C and D by relocating its Delta Shuttle to Chicago and Washington, D.C. to Terminal C; JetBlue and Alaska will move operations to Terminal A (Marine Air Terminal) from Terminal B; Frontier and Spirit also will move from Terminal B and begin operations at Terminal D (Departing passengers, however, must check in at Terminal C.)
Construction will continue at the airport into 2021. There will like be more shuffling around as work continues. It is advised to leave plenty of time when visiting the airport especially during holidays during construction.
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