Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) this week announced that work has begun on a $230 million project to greatly improve the guest experience at Terminal 6, including a complete overhaul of the gate areas and lounges, and the replacement of passenger boarding bridges.
The Terminal 6 project includes improvements to how guests access U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Federal Inspection Station (FIS) and the modernization of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Security Screening Checkpoint to feature five Automated Screening Lanes and three standard lanes. A drive-through bus gate, which will provide better access for guests transferring to or from other terminals, is also part of the project.
Airside improvements include new apron paving, fuel lines and other airfield infrastructure. Three gates on the southeast end of the Terminal 6 satellite are currently closed as work takes place in that area. The work will continue in phases through 2023.
“The modernization of Terminal 6 is a crucial piece of how we are elevating the guest experience at LAX through our industry-leading investments in technology, amenities and facilities,” said Justin Erbacci, CEO of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), operator of LAX. “Along with our partners at Alaska Airlines, we are excited to begin work on this next terminal project, as we create a world-class airport for Los Angeles and our guests.”
Four gate area holdrooms will be enlarged as part of the project, with renovations taking place in 11 other gate areas, creating a cohesive look throughout the space. The project is being administered by Alaska Airlines, which is the leaseholder in Terminal 6, with Rivers and Christian serving as designer and PCL the lead contractor.