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New York City's La Guardia Airport to be completely rebuilt

Facility is dilapidated and plagued by passenger delays; redevelopment to cost US$4b

An artist's rendering of what the rebuilt La Guardia Airport could look like after a redesign. Airport officials and planners had concluded that there was no way to fix its dated design, and that it had to be torn down and rebuilt. So far this year, it has ranked last among the US' 29 largest airports in terms of number of on-time departures.

New York

LA Guardia Airport, the dilapidated terminals and record of traveller delays of which have made it the butt of jokes and complaints for decades, will be completely rebuilt by 2021, Vice-President Joe Biden and Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday.

The Port Authority...