Five airlines completed their moves to new gates at Los Angeles International Airport today, wrapping up the largest airport shake-up of its kind in U.S. aviation history, LAX officials said.
Billed as “LAX on the MOVE,” the shuffling of airlines began Friday night and by about 7 a.m. today, 15 airlines had been relocated.
The final moves, which took place today, were:
— Delta Air Lines, which completed its relocation to Terminals 2 and 3;
— Air Canada, which moved from Terminal 2 to Terminal 6;
— JetBlue, which moved from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5;
— Hawaiian Airlines, which moved from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5; and
— Southwest, which moved its international flights to the Tom Bradley International Terminal. This morning, passengers were checking in at Terminal 1
and bused to TBIT, where their aircraft were staged.
Officials Urge Passengers To Double Check Flight Info
As they have since the operation started, officials continued to urge
all passengers to check with their airlines’ official website for the most
accurate information on the location of their aircraft.
“Passengers are strongly encouraged to check in, print or download
boarding passes before leaving for LAX, so they can be aware of the changes and
arrive at the correct terminal for their departure,” according to LAX.
Passengers were also urged to arrive earlier than usual — three hours
for a domestic flight, four hours for an international flight.
“Look Up At New Signage”
“When arriving at LAX, look up at new signage that will be updated
nightly to reflect the moves, and which will identify the new airline terminal
locations,” according to the airport.
“Finally, passengers are reminded to ask for help if they have problems
finding their flights. More than 200 volunteers are on hand, many of them in
green vests that match a green-wrapped shuttle bus that will run on both the
upper-and lower-level roadways to help transport passengers to their correct
LAX Preps For Delta Sky Way
For more information on the terminal relocation, visit
The moves are a precursor to the Delta Sky Way at LAX — the airline’s
$1.9 billion plan to renovate Terminals 2, 3 and the Tom Bradley International
Terminal over the next seven years.
City News Service.
Photo by: Carlos A Torres