Los Angeles International Airport on Friday announced the opening of a $ 13.7 million bridge between Terminals 1 and 2 that will allow passengers to move between terminals without having to be rescreened at a security checkpoint.
“Activating the long-awaited passenger connection of our terminals behind screening is an important step in the ongoing modernization of LAX,” said Airport Commissioner Beatrice Hsu.
“This latest element of the Terminal 1 extension is an integral component of elevating the guest experience, while giving our guests options on how to access everything our terminals have to offer.”
Passengers can use the bridge to move between the post-security screening area and terminals 1 and 2 without being screened again, increasing guests’ access to more food and retail concessions.
LAX is working to make all terminals fully connected after the security check so passengers can move freely throughout the airport, according to Los Angeles World Airport CEO Justin Erbacci. LAX expects to complete this plan by the end of 2023.
“Having more entrances to the safe side of the airport eliminates the need to screen passengers on their way to another terminal, will help reduce lines and will provide more options for our guests in terms of retail, concessions and other important facilities, “said Erbacci.
The bridge will have access to a new section of Terminal 1, which opened in May. It includes a bus port with shuttle service to and from West Gates at Tom Bradley International Airport.
The Terminal 1 extension, as well as the bridge, was designed and built by Hensel Phelps Construction Corp.