LAX Renovation Project

The Los Angeles International Airport — currently the second busiest airport in the U.S. — is in the midst of a $14 billion Capital Improvement Program, expected to be completed by 2023. Not only will the LAX renovation improve the design, safety and efficiency of the airport, but it will also add jobs.

Los Angeles World Airports estimates that the project will require 121,000 construction-related jobs each year of the modernization project. The project is also likely to add several hundred permanent jobs through work at the expanded concession areas and servicing more airline flights, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Terminal 1 Renovation

Cost: $515 million

The renovation of Terminal 1 includes improvements to its interior, the outdoor aircraft parking ramp area and the traffic flow through the Central Terminal Area. There will also be upgrades to the technology used within the terminal, including a consolidated security screening checkpoint and a fully automated checked baggage inspection and sorting system. The project is anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2018.

Terminal 5 went through a renovation as well, and the cost was $250 million. Improvements to Terminal 5 included an in-line baggage screening system, streamlined passenger screening and processing facilities, a new baggage claim area, new elevators and escalators, and new lounge areas and dining options. The project was completed in 2016.

Terminal 2 Improvement Program

Cost: Unknown

The Terminal 2 improvement program gave the terminal a cohesive appearance throughout. Improvements were made to the ticketing lobby, baggage area, concourses and concessions. The program was completed in 2017.

Terminals 7 and 8 will also get a renovation. This renovation will refurbish public spaces within the two terminals to have a more modern look, as well as add more comfortable seating options and charging stations. The project will be completed in early 2018. The cost is $573 million.

Costing $318.5 million, Terminal 6 was also renovated. The renovation of Terminal 6 involved two separate projects. The first project, completed in the summer of 2012, increased the size of the lobby, added new check-in kiosks and baggage checking stations, and added gates and security screening checkpoints. An additional renovation, completed in 2016, added new concessions and other amenities.