L.A. CITY HALL: Los Angeles World Airports, Board of Airport Commissioners approval, construction of new terminal for wide-body aircraft: "Planned LAX terminal will provide more room for wide-body jetliners" ....
* Los Angeles Times: "Planned LAX terminal will provide more room for wide-body jetliners" - From the LAT:
The modernization of Los Angeles International Airport continued Monday with the approval of a new $900 million terminal that will add gates for wide-body aircraft and help eliminate a major inconvenience for travelers.
Airport commissioners unanimously approved construction of the northern half of a midfield concourse west of the Bradley International Terminal, which is undergoing its own expansion and renovation. Commissioners also certified the project's environmental impact report and approved a three-year, $50-million contract for Skanska and W.E. O'Neil. The joint venture will provide pre-construction services and construction management.
The project will add gates for the largest jetliners in service and eventually eliminate the airport's remote gates that require passengers to deplane into the open and take buses to Bradley's immigration, customs and baggage claim areas.
Although plans for the new concourse include a tunnel to Bradley for international travelers, some passengers will still have to be bused to other terminals until a proposed people-mover is built ....................