Airlines Shift in Major LAX Reorganization


The biggest shuffle of airline terminal ever seen in the United States is set to undergo at LAX.

Hainan Airlines on Sunday moved its ticketing and gate facilities from Terminal 2 to the Tom Brady International Terminal. It's another step in the complicated move, as Delta Airlines has budgeted $1.9 billion to relocate smaller airlines as it moves across the airport and rebuilds to connect its new home at Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 and the Bradley Terminal.

The realignment started in January, when American Airlines exchanged four gates in Terminal 6 with Delta for four gates in Terminal 5.

Twenty-one airlines will move on the nights of May 12, May 14 and May 16. Nearly one third of the 70 total airlines that function through LAX will move in a complicated manner managed by Delta and overseen by Los Angeles World Airports.

The Atlanta-based airline is currently cramped in Terminals 5 and 6. With the shift, they will be flying out of around 4 terminals, which have a quarter mile of parking garages between.

Passengers can get real-time information on flights through the Fly Delta app. To accompany this shift, Delta has stated that they will have more staff on hand at LAX to assist and guide passengers.

Airport officials have reported that this is the largest relocation of airlines in the history of American aviation. LAX is the fourth busiest airport in the world and the second-busiest airport in the United States.


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