Delta/Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) T2/T3 Modernization Program

LA 04 2005 119Los Angeles World Airport’s (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) approved a lease and license agreement last year for Delta to relocate to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminals 2 and 3 on the north side of the airport from Terminals 5 and 6. Delta is planning improvements valued at up to $1.9 billion over the next seven years that would modernize and connect LAX Terminals 2 and 3 to the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).  The overall vision is known as Delta Sky Way at LAX.  It is the second-largest private infrastructure project ever undertaken in the L.A. basin.

A total of 21 airlines are affected by the realignment, which began in January 2017 when American Airlines swapped four gates in Terminal 6 for four gates held by
Delta in Terminal 5.

Upon completion of the modernization program, Delta will operate 23 gates at LAX alongside many of its airline partners, including Aeromexico, Virgin Atlantic and WestJet. As another part of the program, Delta is planning a secure connection to TBIT which would enable seamless access to additional partners, including Air France-KLM, Alitalia, China Eastern, China Southern and Korean Air.  The completed facility will also offer convenient passenger flows, improved gate-area seating, and a world-class concession program featuring local chefs and restaurants in partnership with Westfield Corporation.

A joint venture between Satterfield & Pontikes (Houston) and STV (New York) is managing the program, and Luster National, Inc. has been added to the team to provide senior cost estimators and other professional services consultants as needed.  Luster has a long history of Aviation excellence, including a recently completed 16-year, $6.5 billion program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, during which Luster was a JV partner.

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