Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Nov. 12 announced the acceleration of the Delta Sky Way transformation project at the Los Angeles International Airport – a $1.86 billion project to modernize and upgrade Terminals 2 and 3.
“LAX is a central pillar of our economic strength – part of the connective tissue bringing our city to the rest of the world – and we remain focused on enhancing its infrastructure, strengthening our workforce and transforming the traveler experience,” Garcetti said. “Even as we confront the immediate crisis of COVID-19, we are accelerating our work to devise a premier airport where visitors are greeted by reimagined terminals, workers land in good-paying jobs and the city of the future truly takes off.”
The announcement came during a ceremony to celebrate the completion of phase one of the project. Lower passenger volumes at LAX have allowed for accelerated construction, which will allow the Sky Way to open a year and a half early – in mid-2023 instead of late 2024.
“By working in close partnership and cooperation with Delta Air Lines, Los Angeles World Airports is leveraging opportunities to create efficiencies and deliver the project ahead of schedule by more than a year,” said Sean Burton, Board of Airport Commissioners president. “We are grateful to Delta and all our partners who are helping us build world class facilities worthy of our great city.”
The renovations will include a consolidated check-in lobby, security checkpoint and baggage claim facility as soon as the first quarter of 2022.
When fully complete, the state-of-the-art facility will offer expanded security screening capacity, automated security lanes, gate-area seating and the largest Delta Sky Club.
The terminal will also provide connectivity after security between Terminals 2 and 3, which is currently only accessible on foot or via a shuttle bus.
By 2023, the improvements will provide better access to the LAX Automated People Mover.
“As we reimagine Los Angeles International Airport, the modernization of Terminals 2 and 3 is an example of how we are realizing our goal to be one of the top international airports in the world by creating new facilities and passenger experiences that are modern, streamlined and built on a framework of advanced technology,” said Justin Erbacci, CEO of LAWA.
The Delta Sky Way project is estimated to create roughly 14,000 jobs in the L.A. region, and it will help generate over $2 billion in economic output when completed.
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