LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — City leaders, LAX and Delta Air Lines joined together Thursday to celebrate the groundbreaking of Delta’s massive $1.86 billion rebuild of Terminals 2 and 3.
Delta moved to Terminals 2 and 3 in May 2017, after reaching a landmark deal to redevelop the facilities in 2016.READ MORE: LAPD Officer Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Deceased Woman's Body To Stand Trial On Felony Charge
The move increases the airline’s gate count at the airport to 23 as well as improving its central ticketing and security facility.READ MORE: Dodgers On Brink Of Elimination After Braves Rough Up Urías, Dominate In Game 4
Officials say the renovation of the two terminals and their new connection to the Tom Bradley International Terminal will Help LAWA’s goal of having all nine terminals connected behind security.
“A brand new building designed by Gensler. Glass and steel. Four stories tall that will connect Terminals 2 and 3. We’ll build an airside connector that will allow you to traverse from 2 and 3 over to Tom Bradley as well,” said Ranjan Goswami, Delta vice president Los Angeles & sales West. “And we’ll have a brand new concessions experience with food, local food, and shopping.”MORE NEWS: Disappointed Dodgers Fans React To 9-2 Loss In Game 4 Of NLCS
The renovation is expected to completed by 2022. That’s nearly two years earlier than originally planned.