LAX Terminal

Airport commissioners unanimously approved construction of the northern half of a midfield concourse west of the Tom Bradley International Terminal , which is undergoing its own expansion and renovation.

07/22/2014
Los Angeles Times (CA)

July 22 –The modernization of Los Angeles International Airport continued Monday with the approval of a new $900-million terminal that will add gates for wide-bodied aircraft and help eliminate a major inconvenience for travelers.

Airport commissioners unanimously approved construction of the northern half of a midfield concourse west of the Tom Bradley International Terminal , which is undergoing its own expansion and renovation.

Commissioners also certified the project’s environmental impact report and approved a three-year, $50-million contract for Skanska and W.E. O’Neil . The joint venture will provide pre-construction services and construction management.
The project will add gates for the largest jetliners in service and eventually eliminate the airport’s remote gates that require passengers to deplane into the open and take buses to the Bradley’s immigration, customs and baggage claim areas.

“We need more wide-body contact gates. We just can’t deliver them fast enough,” said Gina Marie Lindsey , the executive director of Los Angeles World Airports, which operates LAX.