NYC’s aviation industry is soaring. Just last week, Jetblue opened their new headquarters in Long Island City—and now, Delta is making news with a major service expansion at LaGuardia Airport. When the work is completed, LaGuardia will see 100 more Delta arrivals and departures per day. The Mayor stopped by to celebrate Delta’s progress.
New York City is already the aviation capital of the country. The region’s three big airports host more flights and carry more passengers than any other aviation hub in the US. Last year, over 105 million passengers came and went through our airports—generating $65 billion in economic activity and supporting 68,000 employees.
Delta’s decision to invest even more in New York will pay off for the city for years to come. New York’s status as an air travel hub already helped us attract a record 50.5 million visitors in 2011, and it will help us reach our new goal of 55 million by 2015.
Watch the video at nyc.gov.