Angeles, California – July 14, 2017)
State-of-the-art facilities and better connections between the terminals
on the north side of the airport are on tap following a trio of votes by the
Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC).
on Thursday approved a project to modernize Terminals 2 and 3, as well as
connect them to the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), and also voted
in favor of a lease agreement with Southwest Airlines for a new building
(Terminal 1.5) that will include a connector between Terminals 1 and 2, as well
as space for additional ticket counters, baggage carousels, a bus gate and an
additional Security Screening Check Point.
for the dramatic renovation of Terminals 2 and 3, spearheaded by Delta Air
Lines, and the new building between Terminals 1 and 2 are two of the keys to
eventually connecting the entire airport beyond the security checkpoints,” said
BOAC President Sean Burton. “This will
mean easier connections, along with more freedom of movement for guests
throughout all nine of our terminals. These are the kind of facilities that
will help us complete the transformation of LAX into the gold-standard airport
the city of Los Angeles deserves.”
3 has gone the longest without significant renovation, so its reconstruction,
upgrades to Terminal 2 and the connection to the Tom Bradley International
Terminal are critically needed,” said LAWA Chief Executive Officer Deborah
Flint. “Meanwhile, the development of Terminal 1.5 will provide Southwest
Airlines with additional space as well as connect Terminals 1 and 2 and improve
the guest experience, much like the excellent improvements already made by
Southwest in Terminal 1."
Thursday’s meeting, the BOAC took a number of actions as it approved the
Terminal 2 and 3 Modernization Project, including certification of the Final
Environmental Impact Report and adoption of the California Environmental
Quality Act (CEQA) Findings of Fact, the Statement of Overriding Considerations
and the Mitigation and Monitoring Reporting Program (MMRP). The commissioners also recommended that the
Los Angeles City Council concur with their actions.
Air Lines plans to invest as much as $1.9 billion in the modernization, which
would include upgrading the Terminal 2 concourse, demolition and reconstruction
of the Terminal 3 concourse building, demolition of the southern appendages of
the Terminal 3 satellite (oval shaped structure at the north end of Terminal
3), and demolition and reconstruction of the passenger and baggage processing
facilities (ticketing buildings).
According to the environmental impact statement, reconfiguration of the
gates as part of the projects could add as many as four gates between the two
More information about Delta’s plans in
Terminals 2 and 3 is available by visiting http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/where-we-fly/destinations/featured-locations/lax-new-terminal.html
BOAC also approved two actions related to Southwest Airlines, amending its
Terminal Facility Lease and License Agreement for space in Terminal 1 while
approving a new lease for the future Terminal 1.5.
new building is a 417,515-square-foot, six level facility that will span the
gap between Terminals 1 and 2, and require demolition of Gate 10 in Terminal
1. In addition to providing space for
baggage claims, ticket counters, a Security Screening Check Point, and two
floors of office space, the building will connect Terminals 1 and 2. There will be connections between the
non-secured areas of the terminals on the Lower/Arrivals and Upper/Departures
levels, while the connection on the Concourse Level will be on the secured side
of the building, allowing passengers to more easily transfer between the
1.5, estimated to cost $490 million and expected to open in 2020, will also
include a vertical circulation core to connect it to the future Automated
People Mover, and feature a bus gate that will allow Southwest Airlines to
transport passengers to TBIT for international flights.
About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
is the fourth busiest airport in the world, second in the United States, and
was named Skytrax’ 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports. LAX served more
than 80.9 million passengers in 2016. LAX offers 737 daily nonstop
flights to 100 cities in the U.S. and 1,386 weekly nonstop flights to 88 cities
in 44 countries on 73 commercial air carriers. LAX ranks 14th in the
world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.2
million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion. LAX handled
697,138 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2016.
study based on 2014 operations reported LAX generated 620,600 jobs in Southern
California with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business
revenues) of more than $126.6 billion. This activity added $6.2 billion to
local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The
study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital-improvement program creates an
additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic
output of $20.3 billion, $966 million in state and local taxes, and $1.6
billion in federal tax revenues.
LAX is also the second most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram
according to wego.com. LAX is part of a system of two Southern California
airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated
by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los
Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.
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