Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Mayor Eric Garcetti joined city officials and airline executives Tuesday to break ground on a $573 million renovation of United Airlines two terminals at Los Angeles International Airport.

The upgrades to terminals 7 and 8 — part of a larger $7.3 billion overhaul of the airport — include a new ticketing lobby, lounge, security screening checkpoint area, passenger hold rooms and baggage screening system.

Construction is expected to be completed December 2017.

Garcetti said the project is part of the city’s efforts to make LAX “a world-class airport befitting a city that is the global capital of creativity, innovation and possibility.”

Sandra Pineau-Boddison, a senior vice president at United Airlines, said the renovations are aimed at “enhancing the airport experience at LAX and giving our customers more of what they want when traveling — greater choice and control, consistency and comfort.”

City News Service

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