LAX celebrates dedication of $1.7B state-of-the-art West Gates at TBIT

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti officially dedicated the West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal on May 24, celebrating the opening of Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) $1.73 billion investment which modernizes the guest experience with cutting-edge technology, stunning architecture, a checked-bag storage system, biometric boarding gates and top amenities.

The five-level, 15-gate, 750,000-sq-foot facility that is nearly 1,700 feet long, will serve both domestic and international flights, and marks the latest step in the airport’s $14.5 billion modernization program.

The modernization will see continued upgrades to the airport, including the addition of a new train system and the Intermodal Transportation Facility West.

  The new gates were designed around a modern, digitally based travel experience and offer numerous seating options, with thousands of places to plug in, while accessing next-generation wireless internet, touchscreen kiosks and the most advanced baggage handling and boarding systems of any airport in the United States today.

The Downtown core of the new West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal features a breathtaking 7,000-crystal chandelier (above). 

 The West Gates at Tom Bradley also offers two nursing rooms, a service-animal relief area, art exhibitions, a quiet room and three children’s play areas.

“LAX is our gateway to the world — a global crossroads where dreams take flight and where we welcome the future of our city with open arms,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti.

“Completing the West Gates is the latest step in our unprecedented campaign to reimagine LAX — to help our airport realize its potential as a premier, 21st century destination, as a source of jobs and economic growth for local workers, and as a site of seamless travel for millions of passengers.”