American Airlines breaks ground on LAX modernization project

American Airlines and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) have announced they have officially broken ground on a USD 1.6 billion project at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the company said.

In June 2017, American signed a letter of intent with LAWA, which set the framework for the carrier´s record investment. Eighteen months later, construction is officially underway.

The project will fully modernize and update the infrastructure of LAX´s two busiest domestic terminals. When completed, the new facility will create a world-class customer experience from end to end, with open and efficient check-in and security processing areas; more inviting gate areas with increased seating and access to modern amenities; and greater ability for airline operations to quickly adapt to and incorporate rapidly evolving new technologies.

In total, the project is expected to generate more than 6,000 jobs with more than 30 percent dedicated to local labor and 20 percent for minority- and women-owned business participation.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) served more than 84.56 million passengers in 2017 and offers 737 daily nonstop flights to 100 cities in the US and 1,386 weekly nonstop flights to 88 cities in 44 countries on 73 commercial air carriers.