Delta Airlines and the city of Los Angeles are the latest partnership to contribute to the widespread overhaul of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Current on-going renovations at the airport include investments in baggage screening systems, upgrades to the Tom Bradley international terminal, and now Delta’s Terminal 5 is being spruced up to the tune of $229 million.
“As LAX undergoes a $4.1-billion modernization, we have made it a priority to improve domestic travel as well as updating our international terminal,” said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in a press release.
The size of the check-in and security areas will double, and new baggage carousels and international baggage recheck will add to the ease of customer flow-through in Terminal 5. From Delta’s point of view, VIP check-in facilities and a full refitting of their Delta Sky Club will significantly enhance their premium passenger amenities.
At least 15 new exclusive retail outlets will also arrive, in keeping with the ethos of an airport that prides itself on reflecting the spirit of America’s capital of glamour. All this comes at a time when Delta has recently announced it has added eight new destinations: Anchorage, Alaska; Boston; San Jose, Costa Rica and Nashville, Tennessee are among the list of airports that will see new routes to and from Terminal 5 at LAX.