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Sweden-Canada group picked for LaGuardia terminal work

It'll help fund, build and manage the US$3.6b new facility replacing the 50-year-old terminal

New York

A GROUP led by Swedish construction company Skanska AB and a Vancouver-based airport operator have been selected to help finance, build and manage a US$3.6 billion replacement for LaGuardia Airport's 50-year-old central terminal.

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, which operates the three major New York City-area airports, made the selection almost two years after soliciting bids.

The plans for LaGuardia, likened by US Vice-president Joe Biden to a facility in a Third World country, call for a new 35-gate terminal with more restaurants and lounges, stores, bigger gate areas and improved passenger and baggage screening.

LaGuardia, in the borough of Queens, is consistently ranked...

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