Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) will orchestrate the relocation of Delta from Terminals 5 and 6 to Terminals 2 and 3 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in May, the airline said.
The move, scheduled to start on May 12, will impact 21 airlines during a one-week period and is a precursor to the Delta Sky Way at LAX, Delta´s USD 1.9bn plan to modernize, upgrade, and connect Terminals 2, 3 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at LAX over the next seven years.
The relocation will begin the night of May 12 and will continue with additional overnight moves on May 14 and May 16, with a scheduled completion of May 17. Delta flights will operate from as many as four terminals (2, 3, 5 and 6) on certain days of the move, so the airline will be in constant communication with customers, providing real-time information on departure and arrival terminals and gates through the Fly Delta app, text messages, emails and additional channels.
Ahead of the move, Delta is holding customer and partner town halls, raising public awareness through out-of-home advertising in and around the airport, and meeting frequently with all airport stakeholders, including impacted airlines.
Delta will have 23 gates at LAX immediately following the move and will operate alongside many of its airline partners, including Aeromexico, Virgin Atlantic and WestJet. Later, a secure connection to TBIT will enable access to additional partners, including Air France-KLM, Alitalia, China Eastern, China Southern, Korean Air and Virgin Australia.
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.