LAX Terminal 1 Is Happening

Southwest Airlines’ Terminal 1 at LAX is being modernized – at a cost of $508-million. Estimator Chris Bonnet and the Commercial Contract Team at Giroux are proud to be a part of this extensive project.

In a concerted effort with Construction Manager, Hensel Phelps, Giroux Glass will provide glazing services for the exterior façade enhancement and canopy replacement. New automatic doors and storefront glazing systems will update the exterior façade while perforated metal panel screens will be incorporated into the existing façade to boost curb appeal. According to our Project Managers, Tom Molinaro and Matt Lamb, work is scheduled to take place during the 3rd quarter of the project until March 2017.

The Terminal 1 upgrade (which is scheduled to be entirely completed in 2018) will bring the 1984 structure into the 21st century. Many new, state-of-the-art features such as a 12-lane TSA checkpoint, 24 new Westfield dining and retail shops, a fully-automated checked-baggage inspection system, new automatic doors, exterior facade, refurbished arrival and baggage claim area, and main entrance relocations to ease up the traffic congestion so typical of the terminal will truly make LAX Terminal 1 world-class.

Additional interesting facts:

  • Southwest is LAX’s 8th busiest airline with 117 daily departures
  • Funding for the project comes from airport fees rather than through tax money
  • This project will be done in multiple phases to minimize inconvenience to travelers and employees
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti said, “The Terminal 1 improvement project will bring a better passenger experience and 1,500 construction jobs to LAX. As part of our $7 billion investment in LAX, we’re remodeling every terminal and creating 40,000 jobs. Los Angeles deserves a world-class airport.”
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