American Airlines to Upgrade and Increase Presence at Los Angeles International Airport

By Paul Riegler on 3 June 2017
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American Airlines, the world’s largest carrier, announced Friday plans to expand its presence at Los Angeles International Airport and invest $1.6 billion in its terminals.

The airline signed a letter of intent Friday with Los Angeles World Airports, which operates LAX, in which American commits to making substantial improvements to Terminals 4 and 5 over the next 15 years.

Plans for the upgraded facilities include unified passenger check-in and baggage claim areas, centralizing security so the checkpoint feeds to both terminals, connecting the two terminals both landside and airside, and extending the above-ground airside connector between Terminal 4 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal to Terminal 5 as well.

The changes will “improve the customer experience, but it will also give our employees a better place to work every day,” said Doug Parker, the airline’s CEO.

The airport and airline plan to make these improvements while keeping both terminals operating, according to airport management.

The result should give passengers “the world class experience they expect and deserve,” said Sean Burton, president of the LAWA board of commissioners.

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