Delta Air Lines and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) have unveiled a $1.86bn plan to modernise, upgrade and connect Terminals 2 and 3, as well as the Tom Bradley International Terminal (Terminal B) at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Beginning in October this year, work is set to commence on the Delta Sky Way at LAX, a walkway that will connect all the terminals.
Delta CEO Ed Bastian said: “The Delta Sky Way at LAX project is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in and transform the airport experience in partnership with LAWA and the City of Los Angeles.
“Delta is excited and proud to be leading the way not just in LA but in our hubs across the country, with more than $12bn in airport infrastructure investments in progress over the next few years.”
The modernisation will provide more security screening capacity with automated security lanes, additional gate-area seating, and an improved concession programme in collaboration with Westfield.
Additionally, passengers will enjoy regular amenities such as the Delta ONE at LAX check-in space, new Delta Sky Club and the integrated in-line baggage system at LAX.
The redevelopment plans include a 27-gate complex on Terminals 2 and 3 with a secure connection to Terminal B, which will allow Delta and its partners to use the gates properly.
Plans also include complete reconstruction of Terminal 3 with a brand new shared ‘headhouse’ with centralised lobby, security screening checkpoint, and baggage claim.
A convenient bridge linking Terminals 2, 3, and B on the secure side of the airport, in addition to a dedicated baggage recheck and security checkpoint, will also be provided for hassle-free connection of international to domestic transfers.