Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), Delta Air Lines and local officials this week held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the new Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) centralized headhouse for Terminals 2 and 3, part of a joint $2.3 billion project that will completely reimagine the current Delta-dedicated facilities.

The headhouse, scheduled to open to the public next month, is the first in a series of phased openings for Terminals 2 and 3 that will later include a new Terminal 3 concourse, and a post-security connection to the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Departing passengers will now be able to enter through the new facility that consolidates locations for ticketing and check-in, security screening, and baggage claim. The four-level, 770,000-square-foot building is the latest project to open as part of LAX’s $15-billion modernization program.

The entire project was originally scheduled to be completed in 2024, but that schedule was accelerated as the project team was able to find construction efficiencies during the global pandemic.

“The modernization of the Terminals 2 and 3 headhouse is an outstanding example of how Los Angeles International Airport is transforming our facilities and adopting innovative solutions to make the passenger journey more efficient, secure and pleasant,” said Justin Erbacci, LAWA CEO. “We are very excited about this latest collaboration with Delta Air Lines that will provide passengers with an amazing new front door to Terminals 2 and 3.”