MIAMI — Delta Air Lines announced the first steps toward a $1.9 billion plan to modernize, upgrade and connect Terminals 2 and 3 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) over the next seven years.
By relocating from Terminals 5 and 6 to the complex at Terminals 2 and 3, Delta will be able to build a premier space for its operations, alongside its airline partners, Aeromexico, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin Australia.
Later, a secure connection to Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) will enable seamless access to additional partners, including Air France-KLM, Alitalia, China Eastern, and China Southern.
“This is a significant milestone for Delta in Los Angeles, and it illustrates a strong, successful public-private partnership,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. “Delta is working hard to become the preferred airline for Angelenos, and this project reinforces our commitment to our LAX hub and to an ever-higher level of service for our customers.”
Delta has more than doubled its number of seats and grown from 70 daily departures in 2009 to over 175 to date.
The future project, approved today by the Board of Airport Commissioners of Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA), will provide all the amenities that Delta’s customers have come to expect at LAX, including more gates, new lounges and gate-area seating, together with a world-class concession program in partnership with Westfield Corporation.
“Ultimately, Delta’s new home base at LAX will provide everything our customers currently benefit from at Terminal 5, along with enhancements that will enable best-in-class check-in, faster connection times for seamless connectivity, and an industry-leading customer experience,” said Ranjan Goswami, Delta Vice President – Sales, West.
“LAWA and all our airline partners are committed to continuing to transform LAX into a leading-edge facility that delivers an experience that truly caters to the modern traveler,” said LAWA CEO Deborah Flint. “This project will create a more balanced and efficient airport for both customers and airlines, as well as allow for the co-location of Delta with its partners.”