The airline, which will celebrate 75 years of service to Los Angeles later this year, recently celebrated a significant milestone in its construction journey at LAX, in which team members signed their names onto a piece of history that will prominently live atop of the Terminal 4 and 5 CORE. The CORE is the primary, centralized structure that connects the terminal areas with the screening checkpoint, ticketing and baggage claim areas, as well as the Automated People Mover (ATM) train system, curbside and parking areas.
In a topping out ceremony, team members and leaders from American Airines were joined by executives from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to celebrate the final steel beam being raised into place and secured by its construction partners.
“We are creating the airport of the future at LAX, setting new standards for design, functionality, ease of use and the overall passenger experience,” said Justin Erbacci, CEO, Los Angeles World Airports. “The topping off of Terminal 4.5 is another step forward in our overall modernisation programme, and we are proud to partner with American Airlines to fulfill our vision of delivering a world-class airport.”
Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, American Airlines has continued operating in both Terminals 4 and 5 alongside its construction partners, who have worked hard to ensure an on-time completion in October 2022.