JetBlue’s charming Marine Air Terminal at LGA

Marine Air Termional at LGA – courtsey Library of Congress

In New York, JetBlue moved all of its LaGuardia Airport flights to Terminal A – the historic Marine Air Terminal – in December 2017.

Courtesy JetBlue

18 flights a day now operate out of this space, which offers passengers a private-terminal feel, a Mamava nursing pod, a CIBO Express Market with plenty of New York-themed souvenirs and Salotto, a farm to table Italian restaurant created by the airport hospitality company, OTG.

To celebrate the first year of operations at the LGA’s Marine Air Terminal, JetBlue and OTG hosted a terminal tour and tasting lunch at Salotto.

Here are some snaps from the day.

Historic rotunda at LGA Marine Air Terminal – Harriet Baskas

Passengers enter the Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia through the historic rotunda and pass under “Flight,” a circular Works Progress Administration (WPA) mural by artist James Brooks that was completed in 1942, covered over in the 1950s, but restored in 1980.

Courtesy JetBlue

Check-in and the security checkpoint areas are just beyond the rotunda.

photo Harriet Baskas

A CIBO Express market with plenty of grab-n-go items and New York- themed souvenirs is on the short ramp leading up to the gate areas.

Cibo Express at JetBlue Marine Air Terminal A at LaGuardia. Photo Harriet Baskas

Lounge seating, the 4-gate hold area and OTG’s farm to table Italian restaurant, Salotto, are at the top of the ramp.

Photo Harriet Baskas


In addition to an extensive list of cocktails (starting with an aperol spritz; end with an espresso martini), Salotto’s menu offers a wide range of appetizers (try ricotta toast or the meatballs), sandwiches and more than a dozen varieties of good-sized Neopolitan-style, fresh-made pizzas that range in price from $9 to $16.

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One thought on “JetBlue’s charming Marine Air Terminal at LGA

  1. Rich McClear says:

    I remember this as the Pan Am shuttle terminal.

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