The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP), this week said the last two gates of the new terminal at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) have opened, formally completing the project.

Holding a 35-year lease, LGP will continue to manage the new 1.3 million-square-foot terminal that was designed with operational efficiency in mind. Terminal B features soaring ceilings, walls of windows, a state-of-the-art security checkpoint, outposts of beloved city restaurants, art from world-renowned artists, 35 gates, a 3,100-car parking garage, and new covered, convenient pickup facilities for both taxis and ride-sharing vehicles.

This terminal is only half of the $8 billion redevelopment of the entire LaGuardia Airport. With a construction value of $4 billion, the Terminal B project is one of the largest public-private partnerships the United States has seen and one of the largest in American aviation history.

“The activation of the final two gates at LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B is the final capstone for a magnificent and award-winning new terminal that is providing passengers with a world-class experience from curb to gate,” said Rick Cotton, PANYNJ executive director.  “Spacious interiors, floor-to-ceiling windows, inspiring public art, and iconic restaurants and shops all combine to meet the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s new standard in airports: best-in-class facilities worthy of the region.”