Delta Unveils $1.86B Terminal Upgrade Project at LAX
LOS ANGELES — Delta Airlines, in a partnership with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), has unveiled plans for the $1.86 billion Sky Way project at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The undertaking calls for upgrades to two of the existing domestic terminals, as well as the Tom Bradley International Terminal, and delivery of infrastructure that connects the hubs.
Construction of the project is scheduled to begin this fall. Upon completion, the terminals will offer a greater capacity for security screening with automated lanes, as well as more gate-area seating. Terminals 2 and 3 will feature 27-gate complexes with a secure connection to the international terminal.
“LAX is one of the most important hubs in our network where we operate more than 170 daily flights and connect more passengers to our partner airlines than anywhere else in the U.S,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. “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, which launched a new slate of retail and dining options for Terminal 3 in December 2017, will continue to adjust the shopping and restaurant options at the other terminals involved in the project.
Approximately 4,200 employees in Los Angeles work for Delta. The Atlanta-based airline has been the fastest-growing carrier at LAX since 2009. As the airline expands its presence in Los Angeles, it will soon begin offering non-stop flights from LAX to Amsterdam and Paris.
Delta plans to invest about $12 billion in other airport infrastructure projects in the coming years, including upgrades to facilities at several of its regional hubs like Atlanta, New York, Seattle and Salt Lake City.
— Taylor Williams