Well now that all the cool kids are renovating LAX terminals (the Tom Bradley International Terminal, Southwest), Delta wants in on the action. And so, on a day brimming with airport news, comes word that the airline has started work on a $229 million overhaul of their Terminal 5 home. Delta said earlier this year that they were going to expand their LA service in a major way, and many of the changes announced today will help facilitate the increased passenger load. According to Biz Journals, the makeover will double the size of the ticketing hall and security checkpoint, and upgrade amenities for frequent travelers and important types--that'll include an improved Delta Sky Club and new Sky Priority and VIP check-in areas that will "provide the most elite experience available at LAX." Work won't be finished on the phased project until 2015, but 15 new shops and restaurants that "reflect the cuisine, culture and lifestyle of Los Angeles" will open in the terminal later this year. According to the Daily Breeze, Los Angeles World Airports is picking up the tab for most of the work, though the airline and federal grants will shoulder some of the cost.
· Delta, LAWA invest $229M to upgrade terminal at LAX [Biz Journals]
· LAX Archives [Curbed LA]