Delta will move out of terminals 5 and 6 and into terminals 2 and 3 in May as a first step in the project to upgrade and connect terminals 2 and 3 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the airline said.
In 2016, Delta, Los Angeles World Airports, and the City of Los Angeles announced the USD 1.9bn collaborative effort to build a premier partner hub at LAX.
Delta will initially increase its presence in Terminal 6, operating temporarily from Gates 60-63 in addition to Gates 68A, 68B and 69B. It will also use its nine remaining gates in Terminal 5 until it moves to Terminals 2 and 3 in May. The airline has placed additional check-in positions closer to Terminal 6 and will have two baggage claim positions for passengers arriving into Terminal 6.
Additionally, the underground tunnel inside the secure area remains available for passengers with connecting flights between Terminals 5 and 6. American Airlines will acquire four gates in Terminal 5 as part of the swap.
Delta will also install signage throughout Terminals 5 and 6 to help direct customers to the correct location and is proactively reaching out to customers ahead of their planned travel to notify them of the gate swap. The airline will also utilize out-of-home advertising in and around the airport to raise awareness of the upcoming move and project.
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry´s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic.