Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), Southwest Airlines, and Westfield are bringing new retail and dining concepts to LAX Terminal 1 as part of the US$508m modernization project scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
The final phase of the redevelopment includes 10 new dining and retail destinations, three LA-based concepts and three airport firsts. The project, which launched in September 2014, has been constructed to minimize impact to passengers.
The new line-up includes LA brands Cassell’s Hamburgers, Trejo’s Tacos and Urth Caffe. The final phase of the modernization project includes 10,349ft² (961m²) of new dining and retail space and eight brands completely new at LAX.
Deborah Flint, LAWA’s CEO, said, “We are excited to advance another major step toward our vision of Gold Standard Airports. Our guests will find a modern airport experience – one that is futuristic with its variety of food and retail selections, and the transformation of space from closed and dark to an open aesthetic experience with Los Angeles flair.”
Don Ostler, Southwest Airlines senior project manager, commented, “The modernization of Terminal 1 for our Southwest customers has been a labor of love over the past four years. In partnership with LAWA and the City of Los Angeles, we’ve reimagined how our customers experience air travel through LAX, implementing a new ticketing lobby, security and baggage claim spaces, and transforming our gate spaces to allow for larger planes to take our customers to more destinations.
“We’re incredibly excited as we near the final phase, partnering with Westfield to bring some of LA’s finest dining and retail experiences to Terminal 1.”
Dan Hough, vice president at Westfield, added, “Step by step we’ve watched the Terminal 1 experience transform into something uniquely Los Angeles that rivals the world’s best airport terminals.
“Now, working in partnership with LAWA and Southwest, there’s even more to be excited about with this premier roster of dining, retail and amenities for the millions of travelers who use LAX as their gateway to the world.”