$1.62 Billion Project Underway at LAX Terminals 4 and 5

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has announced that a 1.62 billion USD project at Terminals 4 and 5 is now underway.

The project is part of LAX’s 15 billion USD capital improvement programme that will enhance all nine passenger terminals and construct new facilities, including an automated people mover and the West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal.

The eastern half of the Terminal 4 headhouse is now closed to the public in preparation for its demolition. This portion of the building includes ticketing counters and baggage claim carousels for American Airlines, as well as a TSA checkpoint.

LAX Terminal 4
The eastern portion of the Terminal 4 headhouse is due to be demolished and reconstructed

A new south concourse will be constructed inside Terminal 4, featuring additional space for hold rooms, concessions, restrooms, and a bus gate to serve domestic and international flights. Significant improvements will also be made on the north concourse to improve passenger flow.

Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, LAWA, said:

“Every aspect of the LAX experience is being modernised and reimagined, and the work progressing now inside Terminals 4 and 5 will breathe additional new life into the airport’s facilities. We are grateful to our partners at American Airlines for their close coordination as we move our guests efficiently and continue the LAX modernisation in time for the 2028 Olympic Games.”

Ongoing work also continues to realign the gates in Terminal 5 and to connect Terminals 4 and 5 to the future automated people mover train’s West Central Terminal Area station.

LAX rendering Terminals 4 and 5
A rendering of the new ticketing lobby, which is part of the modernisation work now beginning inside Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport
Vice President of Corporate Real Estate, Kirk Hotelling, said:

“American Airlines is building a terminal for tomorrow, a substantial multi-year commitment to modernise our hub at LAX. When complete, the upgraded facility will create an entirely reimagined customer experience from end-to-end with a reconfigured ticketing area, more efficient security checkpoints, upgraded gate area amenities, state-of-the-art finishes, and expanded retail and dining options.”

To serve guests during the construction process, additional counters have opened in the western portion of the ticketing lobby and a lane has been added to the TSA checkpoint in Terminal 4.

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