The largest airline terminal relocation in the history of Los Angeles International Airport continues on a fairly smooth pace toward completion with no major flight delays or cancellations.
“LAX on the MOVE‘‘ began Friday night, and featured eight airlines moving to different terminals overnight on Saturday. When the project is completed next week, 15 airlines will have relocated.
Shuttle buses wrapped in green to match the vests of volunteer wayfinders are running on the upper departure level and the lower arrivals level until midnight to assist travelers who are at the incorrect terminals.
The new airline locations have also been updated on the overhead signs
throughout the Central Terminal area, according to Los Angeles World Airports
spokesman Charles H. Pannunzio.
“Months of planning are beginning to pay off as our airline partners
begin transitioning into their new terminals,” said Trevor Daly, LAWA deputy
executive officer for external affairs. “We thank our guests for their
patience and understanding, and our airline partners and volunteers for their
professionalism and dedication. Our Guest Experience Team is ready to help any
and all passengers find their way throughout LAX in the coming days.”
Airport officials said some flights to and from New York and New Jersey
were delayed Saturday due to weather concerns in the northeast, but no delays
were caused by the terminal moves.
The airlines in new locations so far include Allegiant and Frontier,
which have both moved from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5; Boutique Air, which has
moved from Terminal 3 to Terminal 6; Sun Country, which has moved from Terminal
2 to Terminal 5; and Virgin America, which has moved from Terminal 3 to
Virgin Australian will now check-in passengers at Terminal 2, but
continue to stage aircraft at the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Volaris
will continue to check in passengers at Terminal 2, but will stage its aircraft
at the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
Delta is in the midst of a three-night transition from Terminals 5 and 6
to Terminals 2 and 3. Delta flights arrived and departed at Terminals 3, 5
and 6 on Saturday.
Other airline terminal changes, past and future, include:
— Air Canada, T2 to T6, Wednesday;
— American, T4/T6 to T4/T5, took effect Jan. 31;
— Avianca, T2 to Tom Bradley International Terminal, with T3 check-in
and passengers walking from T3 to TBIT, Monday;
— Copa, TBIT (T6 check-in) to TBIT (T3 check-in), with passengers
walking from T3 to TBIT, took effect April 7;
— Hainan, T2 to TBIT, took effect April 14;
— Hawaiian, T2 to T5, Wednesday;
— InterJet, T2 to TBIT (T3 check-in), with passengers walking from T3
to TBIT, Monday;
— JetBlue, T3 to T5, Wednesday;
— Qatar, T2 to TBIT, took effect May 1;
— Southwest (International), T2 (T1 check-in) to TBIT (T1 check-in),
with passengers bused from T1 to TBIT, Wednesday;
— Spirit, T3 to T5, Monday;
— Thomas Cook, T2 to TBIT, took effect May 1; and
— XL France, T2 to T6, June 4.
Passengers are strongly encouraged to check in, print or download
boarding passes before leaving for the airport so they can arrive at the
correct terminal for their departure.
They are also encouraged to arrive earlier than usual — three hours for
a domestic flight and four hours for an international flight. Passengers
should look at new signage that will be updated nightly to reflect the moves
and identify the new airline terminal locations.
And travelers are reminded to ask for help if they have problems finding
More information on the terminal relocation is available at
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