Delta, LAX prepare for construction of $1.86 billion project

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Delta Air Lines and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) are preparing for construction of the Delta Sky Way at LAX, a $1.86 billion project to modernize, upgrade and connect Terminals 2, 3 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Construction is expected to begin this fall. When completed, the modern facility will offer more security screening capacity with automated security lanes, more gate-area seating, and a world-class concession program in partnership with Westfield Corporation, in addition to all other amenities, Delta said in a statement.

The project includes: A 27-gate complex on Terminals 2 and 3 with a secure connection to Terminal B; new headhouse with centralized lobby, security screening checkpoint, and baggage claim; 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 seamless connection of international to domestic transfers; retail and dining lineup; restroom facilities; more access to power in the gate areas; modern and intuitive signage; state-of-the-art finishes; emergency power generators for better operational recovery; connection to the automated people mover, which is expected to be fully operational in 2023; airfield efficiency including dual taxi lanes; and premium amenities, operational improvements highlight ongoing enhancements to Terminals 2 and 3.

Delta has invested more than $7 billion in airport projects since 2006. Along with its airport partners, the airline will be involved in an additional $12 billion worth of facilities infrastructure projects in coming years, including improvements at several of its key hubs in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Salt Lake City and Seattle.

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