Delta Air Lines and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) have formally launched the Delta Sky Way project at Los Angeles International Airport, a $1.86bn plan to modernise, upgrade and connect Terminals 2, 3, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal (Terminal B). Construction is expected to begin in October.
When completed, the facility will offer more security screening capacity with automated security lanes, additional gate-area seating, and an updated concession area run in partnership with Westfield Corporation. In addition, Delta ONE premium check-in space, a new Sky Club and an integrated in-line baggage system will be provided. Other key features include:
- A 27-gate complex shared between terminals 2 and 3 with a secure connection to Terminal B.
- A new headhouse with centralized lobby, security screening checkpoint, and baggage claim facilities.
- A completely reconstructed Terminal 3.
- A convenient bridge connecting Terminals 2, 3, and B on the secure side of the airport, as well as a dedicated baggage recheck and security checkpoint for connecting passengers.
- A premium retail and dining lineup.
- More access to power in the gate areas.
- Modern and intuitive signage.
- Emergency power generators for better operational recovery.
- Connection to the automated people mover, which is expected to be fully operational in 2023.
- Airfield efficiency upgrades, including dual taxi lanes.
The airline released new renderings of the facility which show the interior and exterior of the shared “headhouse” of Terminals 2 and 3; the interior, secured side of Terminal 3; and the connector between Terminal 3 and Terminal B
Launching the project, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said: “Los Angeles is constantly reaching new heights, and today’s project creates jobs and forges global connections. The modernization of Terminals 2 and 3 is an investment in our economy and people, and Delta’s partnership is helping to accelerate an era of growth and innovation in Los Angeles.”
Image: Delta Air Lines have released new renderings of the Sky Way project, which has been launched at Los Angeles International Airport. (Delta Air Lines)
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