USD6.4bn investment programme at LAX to attract Gulf carriers
US' Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced (13-Oct-2010) plans to invest USD6.4 billion into a facility investment programme at Los Angeles International Airport which includes the construction of a new terminal to open in 2012 in a bid to attract additional Gulf carriers. [more]
LAWA: "We believe these are compelling reasons to increase the number of flights from the Gulf. The success of Emirates' flights so far shows the strength of this market and we look forward to welcoming more carriers from this region in the future. Our investment in the new Bradley West Terminal, which opens in 2012, adds to those attractions. Sixteen new gates, nine of which are 'new generation' able to handle the new Airbus A380, will boost our capacity, with fantastic facilities for arriving and departing passengers." Gina Marie Lindsey, Executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports. Source: Company statement.