Los Angeles International Airport commenced (23-Feb-2010) work on the USD1.5 billion 'Bradley West Project' construction and modernisation project. The development is the first major construction project since the completion Tom Bradley International Terminal in 1984. Funding will be source for airport operating revenues, fees from airlines, passenger facility charges and airport revenue bond proceeds.
Project developments include:
- 1.25 million sq ft of new building area allocated to the project,
- Construction of modern F&B and retail concessions, new premium lounge space, enlarged customs and border facilities and other passenger amenities;
- Construction of new concourses with 15 boarding gates and enlarged passenger seating areas sized to accommodate larger aircraft (scheduled for completion in Dec-2012)
- "Greener" architecture and use of recycled building materials. [more]
Los Angeles Council: “By modernizing the Tom Bradley International Terminal...we will provide better service for passengers from around the world. Tourism and international trade are major contributors to Los Angeles’ economy,” LA Mayor Villaraigosa. Source: Los Angeles World Airports, 23-Feb-2010.