Facility will begin welcoming passengers on April 20 >>
by: Harvey Chipkin
Delta Air Lines and Los Angeles World Airports, which operates Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), announced the completion of the first major phase of the Delta Sky Way at LAX — a joint $2.3 billion investment (including both LAWA and Delta’s direct investments) to modernize and upgrade one of the airline’s key global hubs. On April 20, Delta will welcome customers to the centralized check-in lobby and expanded security checkpoint and baggage claim area for the first time, creating, according to the announcement, a more efficient and seamless experience from the moment they arrive. A consolidated check-in lobby will feature 32 self-serve kiosks and 46 check-in positions to serve customers on arrival. The check-in and baggage drop area features a 250-foot digital backwall that spans the entire length of the facility featuring information in English and Spanish as well as Sky Club volume and gate information. Seven security lanes will be open to customers when the facility officially opens on April 20, with all 14 checkpoints fully operational by late summer.
In addition to the central terminal area, a completely new Delta Sky Club at LAX will open to passengers in April and be one of the largest in Delta’s system. It features over 30,000 feet of premium space, including an indoor/outdoor double bar, a year-round outdoor Sky Deck, premium showers and more, for customers to relax and recharge before, during or after their travels. When the Delta Sky Way at LAX project is complete in 2023, Terminals 2 and 3 will be a consolidated, 1.2-million-square-foot, 27-gate complex, providing an easy-to-navigate customer journey as well as connecting Terminals 2 and 3 to the Tom Bradley International Terminal (Terminal B), enabling quick airside connections to Delta and Delta partner-operated flights.