Earlier this week, Delta unveiled a newly renovated Delta Terminal LAX. The new facility features a state-of-the-art terminal with nine new gates and a new 29,000-square-foot Sky Club. Several upgrades will be completed by early next year.
Delta will move operations from Terminals 5 and 6 to Terminals 2 and 3. The move will help Delta better manage capacity in its Los Angeles hub. This new configuration will offer customers easier access to the international terminal and will provide more room for expansion. Delta is also expanding its service to Miami and Tahiti beginning in December.
In the past few years, Delta has been making major improvements to its LAX hub. They began with a new centralized lobby that has tripled the number of check-in positions and will feature seven security lanes. Additionally, the baggage claim has been expanded to include six carousels. These changes are expected to be complete by the end of April.
The Sky Way project will consolidate both Terminals 2 and 3 into one 1.2-million-square-foot facility. This project will cost approximately $2.3 billion when finished in 2023. It will include a new airside connector that will connect the two terminals. Until the project is completed, international passengers will need to go through customs and immigration. There will also be a new passageway to the arrivals curb.
The new terminal offers travelers a more spacious and comfortable environment to enjoy their flight. All of the terminal's restrooms are touch-less, and all soap dispensers and sinks are also touch-less. There are also all-gender and water bottle refill stations. Some of the new gates feature high-definition display monitors and backlit paneling.
Delta has plans to continue upgrading its facilities at LAX. Among the projects, they will be adding a new centralized Delta One club, and a new Delta Connector. Despite the pain of an upgrade, it is a good thing. Ultimately, the company hopes to improve customer service and capitalize on its growing network.
Delta's new terminal also features wide marble corridors and spacious seating areas. Each gate has a large high-definition display monitor and backlit paneling. There are all-gender and water bottle refill stations, and the company has added a few new concessions to the area.
Eventually, Delta will replace its current terminal in Los Angeles. However, until that time, the company will continue to invest in the local hub. As of now, Delta has invested over $2.3 billion into the terminal's modernization.
Adding nine new gates to its Delta Terminal LAX is just a part of the company's ongoing investment in its hub. Other changes include the addition of a new Delta Sky Club and a new centralized baggage claim. Those who want to know more about these projects can visit the Los Angeles World Airports website. If you are traveling to or from LAX, be sure to visit the website before you leave for your trip. You can also find out more about the current traffic conditions and parking availability.