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Addition to Terminal 1 (Terminal 1.5) Opens at Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrated the opening of the new PGAL-designed extension of Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), a $477.5 million, LEED Silver-certified facility that adds much-needed check-in, security screening, and baggage areas as well as a future connection to the Automated People Mover (APM) train system.

Mayor Garcetti was joined by Councilmember Joe Buscaino (District 15), Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners President Sean Burton, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Chief Executive Officer Justin Erbacci, Southwest Airlines Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly, and members of the project team (including PGAL, AvAirPros, and Hensel Phelps, to celebrate the official opening on June 4.

“LAX is in the midst of a once-in-a-generation transformation that will help redefine 21st century travel, restart our economy, and reshape how Los Angeles greets the world,” said Mayor Garcetti. “When it comes to investments and innovation, our airport is in a league of its own — and with the introduction of Terminal 1.5, LAX is completing another leg in its journey toward a stronger future.”

The addition to Terminal 1 (Terminal 1.5), located between existing terminals 1 and 2, includes the first of seven Terminal Vertical Cores to open at LAX, that will provide passengers direct access to a pedestrian bridge that will connect to the future APM train system’s Center Central Terminal Area (CTA) station due to come online in 2023. 

The new facility also includes two new baggage carousels on the Lower/Arrivals Level, additional ticket counters on the Upper/Departures Level, and a six-lane Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint on the Concourse Level.

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