Delta Unveils $1.9 Billion Relocation and Expansion Project at LAX

By Paul Riegler on 20 July 2016
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Delta One at LAX private check-in area at Terminal 5

Delta One at LAX private check-in area at Terminal 5

Delta Air Lines announced on Wednesday ambitious plans to relocate and expand its existing operations at Los Angeles International Airport.

The announcement follows the approval of a terminal facilities lease and license by the airport’s governing body, the Board of Commissioners.

“This agreement represents a monumental step forward as we invest billions to make LAX the world-class airport that Angelenos and our visitors expect and deserve,” said the city’s mayor, Eric Garcetti.

The $1.9-billion seven-year project will see the Atlanta-based carrier move to Terminals 2 and 3 from its current base of operations there, Terminals 5 and 6. It also plans to take advantage of a future airside connector from the north side of the Tom Bradley International Terminal to Terminals 2 and 3, thereby allowing it to make connections easier for passengers flying in and out of Los Angeles on partner airlines including Air France-KLM, Alitalia, China Eastern, and China Southern.

“Delta is working hard to become the preferred airline for Angelenos, and this project reinforces our commitment to our LAX hub,” said Delta’s CEO, Ed Bastian.

In June 2015, Delta opened a new private check-in lounge at Terminal 5 following a major renovation project at that location.

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