Mayor Eric Garcetti and other leaders celebrated the unveiling of the new Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport Friday following a half-billion dollar renovation.
The upgrades were funded by Southwest Airlines and Los Angeles World Airports and include new dining and retail options.
“Los Angeles is a city of dreamers and doers, and the reimagined Terminal 1 reflects the creativity at the heart of our city,” Garcetti said. “Working together with Southwest Airlines and our partners, what we have created is more than a terminal that connects passengers to flights — it’s a destination in its own right.”
The additions to the terminal include Urth Caffe, Trejo’s Tacos and Cassell’s Hamburgers, among others. The terminal also offers new self-service ticket kiosks and expanded security checkpoints.
“The work happening to modernize LAX is focused on making our airport a more convenient and inviting place to travel through for Angelenos and visitors,” Councilman Mike Bonin said. “From the improved security screening facilities, new restrooms, and concessions that feature local eateries, LAX is rapidly becoming the world-class airport this city deserves. The renovations to Terminal 1 will make this part of LAX more secure and more environmentally friendly, and I applaud Southwest and LAWA on their progress so far.”
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