Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A $148 million facility that opened at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday will provide passengers a faster and more direct path to their connecting flights.

The building joins Tom Bradley International Terminal with Terminal 4, which houses American Airlines, and features a moving walkway; a new baggage system, a higher-capacity, four-lane passenger security screening checkpoint and an outdoor plaza and seating area.

Before Thursday, passengers often had to take shuttles, walk outside one terminal to get to the other, and undergo another federal screening before being able to make their flight connections.

Passengers at other southside terminals will also be able to use the connector. Airlines housed in those terminals include Delta Air, United Airlines, United Express, Alaska Airlines, American Eagle, Copa and Great Lakes.

Tom Bradley and all of the other terminals connected by the new facility handled about 82 percent of LAX’s passenger traffic in 2015, according to airport officials.

—City News Service

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