Monday, 11 April, 2011 10:50 PM
Airlines Starts Major Expansion in New Terminal at Los Angeles International
amenities include 'Airport of the Future' check-in, convenient access
credit: Alaska Airlines
depiction of Alaska Airlines planned 'Airport of the Future'
check-in kiosks at Los Angeles International Airport.
-- Alaska Airlines has reached agreement with Los Angeles
World Airports to move from its existing location at Terminal 3
to Terminal 6, paving the way for a major renovation project featuring
its Airport of the Future check-in process and modernized gate facilities.
will provide a single terminal operation for Alaska Airlines and
Horizon Air, as well as more convenient access to U.S. Customs and
Immigration checkpoints and to codeshare partner Delta Air Lines,
located in Terminal 5.
plans to move into Terminal 6 in late 2011 and begin operations
there in spring 2012.
modern Airport of the Future facility will improve efficiency and
greatly enhance our customers' experience at LAX," said Karen
Gruen, Alaska Airlines' managing director of corporate real estate.
"And our new location at Terminal 6 will provide faster and
more convenient connections for our customers on Mexico flights
and for those arriving or departing on codeshare flights served
by our partner, Delta Air Lines."
as part of the renovation are a new Board Room lounge, central service
counter, spacious passenger waiting area and new state-of-the-art
gate information displays. The project will incorporate sustainable
building practices in accordance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
is a big step forward in the overall modernization of LAX because
Alaska Airlines is partnering with us to provide much needed upgrades
to the level of service and convenience for not only our international,
but also for our domestic travelers," said Gina Marie Lindsey,
executive director of Los Angeles World Airports.
introduced its "Airport of the Future" check-in process
at Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, in 2004.
Patented in 2006, the design enables travelers to quickly obtain
boarding passes and check luggage at easy-to-use kiosks and bag-check
stations instead of a traditional ticket counter. Alaska has since
implemented Airport of the Future at Seattle-Tacoma International
Airport and, on a smaller scale, in Los Angeles, Boise, Idaho, Puerto
Vallarta, Mexico, and several locations in Alaska.
of the Terminal 6 modernization project can be viewed at www.alaskaair.com/lax.
and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together
serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska,
the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked
"Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network
Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009 and 2010
North America Airline Satisfaction Studies(SM). For reservations,
Design Vision for LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal "Bradley
West" Project and Midfield Concourse Project
credit: Alaska Airlines
help is easy with their centralized customer service area.