Delta and Los Angeles World Airports Unveil Final Phase of the $2.3 Billion Delta Sky Way at LAX
In collaboration with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Delta Air Lines, we announced the completion of the final significant phase of the Delta Sky Way at LAX project. The project, which cost $2.3 billion, has seen Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) now directly connected to the Tom Bradley International Terminal through moving airside walkways, eliminating the necessity for busing between terminals.
Project Details and Features
The project's completion comes 18 months ahead of the scheduled timeline, marking a significant milestone in Delta's efforts to enhance the travel experience at LAX. Scott Santoro, Vice President of Global Sales, emphasized that the state-of-the-art facility offers Delta a seamless and elevated experience for all travelers passing through LA.
The newly revamped Terminal 3 spans 1.2 million square feet and houses 27 gates. It debuted in April last year, boasting a centralized check-in lobby, an expanded security checkpoint, and a baggage claim area. The terminal also features one of the largest Delta Sky Clubs in the system. Additional amenities, including nine new gates and spacious seating areas, were introduced to customers in October 2022.
The Delta One check-in area, which opened in June, offers Delta One customers a private TSA screening lane, direct access to the Delta Sky Club, light food and beverages, and assistance from Delta’s Elite Service agents. The terminal also facilitates easy bag drop and boarding pass printing through self-service kiosks in the lobby area.
Reception and Future Prospects
Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer at LAWA, expressed optimism that the new Terminal 3 and the connector to Tom Bradley International Terminal would receive praise similar to that garnered by the recently opened LAX’s Terminal 3 West Headhouse. He thanked all partners involved in the project for their commitment to enhancing the travel experience for millions of international and domestic guests.Advertising
Delta's Commitment to Los Angeles
LAX is a pivotal hub in Delta's network, operating over 155 peak-day flights to nearly 55 destinations globally, including 19 of the top 20 markets for Los Angeles customers. The airline has been introducing new routes, with services to Auckland, New Zealand, set to commence on October 30, and flights to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Vail, Colorado, starting on December 16.
Delta maintains a strong presence in the Los Angeles community, supporting numerous nonprofit organizations in California. The airline is also the inaugural founding partner of the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the official airline of Team USA.
The Delta Sky Way at LAX project kicked off formally on May 31, 2018, with the vision to modernize and connect Terminals 2, 3, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The first significant phase was celebrated on March 29, 2022, followed by the opening of the first phase of the new Delta Sky Way and the premier Delta Sky Club on April 20, 2022. Several other significant milestones were achieved in 2022, with the project completed on May 31, 2023.
For more insights into the project and its timeline, visit Delta's official news hub.
Source: Delta News Hub