LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — United Airlines plans to spend government airport funds to rebuild its three terminals at Los Angeles International Airport, it was reported Sunday.

In documents filed by United Airlines with Los Angeles World Airports, the company said that funds from federal security grants and city airport improvements accounts would cover most of the upgrades, according to The Daily Breeze.

The newspaper reported that under the plan, terminals 6, 7, and 8 would be rebuilt. Currently, many passengers are forced to utilize the pedestrian bridge on their way to security check-in, according to KNX 1070’s Bob Brill.

Part of the planned upgrade includes a 29,000-square-foot lounge for premium passengers in Terminal 7, according to the newspaper.

Some of United Airlines’ neighboring terminals have started upgrades. The last time an across-the-board improvement was made was for the 1984 Olympics.

The newspaper noted that the United Airlines’ plan must still be approved by the city’s Board of Airport Commissioners.

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