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Travelers say rebuilding of N.Y.'s LaGuardia Airport can't come soon enough

Posted: 2:03 PM, Aug 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 16:38:19Z

When you think of infrastructure, you may think of the country’s roads and bridges. But some of America’s airports are in major need of improvements, like New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

More than 2 million people take to the skies every single day in the United States, and most domestic travelers fly through LaGuardia—one of the busiest airports in the country.

From appearance to efficiency, travelers say they expect more for their tax money.

Almost exactly one year ago, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an $8 million overhaul at the airport, stressing the importance of airport infrastructure as a whole. 

“You have beautiful airports being built all around the globe--Korea, Munich, Dubi, Hong Kong-- magnificent structures,” says Gov. Cuomo. “And for decades, this nation has done nothing.”

The last major airport to be rebuilt in the U.S. was at the Denver International Airport more than 20 years ago. Now, LaGuardia is up next; improvements are already underway and expected to be done by 2021.

Travelers say the improvements can’t come soon enough.