Media Kit and Fact Sheet: Delta's LAX Investment


  • Delta has spent the past decade investing more than $12 billion in airport hubs across the U.S., cementing our commitment to modernize and transform the travel experience. These facilities aren’t just beautiful and new – they're also expertly designed for optimal efficiency and speed, allowing travelers to navigate quickly, easily and intuitively.


LAX Exterior-March 2022
  • Delta and Los Angeles World Airports are jointly investing $2.3 billion at LAX to build a brand-new, state-of-the-art terminal that will connect Terminals 2 and 3 to the Tom Bradley International Terminal – delivering an upgraded, next-gen customer experience. (View the press release in PDF format or in a dynamic visual presentation.)
    • In partnership with the Transportation Security Administration, qualifying customers departing LAX can choose to use the latest facial recognition technology to check bags, pass through security and board their flight completely hands-free through use of their digital identity (made up of a customer’s SkyMiles Member number, passport number and Known Traveler).
LAX March 2022-Security
  • The Delta Sky Way at LAX project is on target to be completed in 2023, with Terminals 2 and 3 consolidated into a 1.2-million-square-foot, state-of-the-art, 27-gate complex.
    • Delta’s new facility will consolidate operations and feature a centralized check-in lobby, as well as an expanded security checkpoint and baggage claim area, to create a more efficient and seamless experience for our customers.
    • The complete project will be delivered 18 months early. In all, 3.2 million labor hours have been put into the program, with 31% of total labor hours being from local hires and 29% of spend with diverse suppliers.
New self-service kiosks at LAX.
  • The Delta Sky Club at LAX will be one of the largest in our system, featuring over 30,000 square feet of premium space including an indoor/outdoor double bar, a year-round outdoor Sky Deck, premium showers and more, for customers to relax and recharge before, during or after their travels.
  • All building systems are designed to meet CalGreen 2016 and will be LEED Silver Certified, because building a sustainably focused facility was just as important as creating a more efficient travel experience.
    • Key sustainability features include low-flow water fixtures, recycling of over 75% of construction waste, use of low-emitting materials for interior spaces for good indoor air quality, and implementation of a cool roof to reduce the heat island effect and maximize air conditioning energy use.
LAX Escalators-March 2022


  • Delta is LA's largest global carrier, offering 140 daily flights to 53 destinations across the globe, including to destinations like Hawaii, Mexican beaches and 18 of the top 20 markets for LA customers.
    • Delta’s industry-leading partnerships with airlines across Europe, Asia and Latin America offer unparalleled global access, providing customers flying to and from LAX with a world-class travel experience they deserve.
  • Delta and its more than 4,000 LA-based employees are part of the fabric of the Los Angeles community.
  • Delta is the official airline of Team USA and an inaugural founding partner of the LA28 Olympic & Paralympic Games.
    • The partnership with Team USA furthers the global airline’s longstanding support for sports — and its proud history supporting Team USA at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
    • Delta is the official carrier of the LA Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Center and partner with AEG and LA Live.


Terminal 2 & 3

  • When complete in 2023, Terminals 2 and 3 will be a consolidated, 1.2-million-square-foot complex with 27 gates.
  • 3.2 million labor hours have been put into the program, with 31% of total labor hours being from local hires and 29% of spend with diverse suppliers.

Sky Club

  • Over 30,000 square feet
  • 40% of the construction value was provided by small and diverse businesses.

Walk Times

  • 8-10 minutes to the furthest gate in T2/T3, plus security.
  • 5-8 minutes to the closest gate in T2/T3, plus security.
  • 17-20 minutes from the curb to the furthest TBIT gate, plus security.
  • 13-16 minutes to the closest gate in TBIT, plus security.  

Financial Investment

  • Delta and LAWA are investing $2.3 billion at LAX.
  • Delta has invested more than $12 billion in airport hubs across the country.

LAX Operation

  • Delta offers 140 daily flights to 53 destinations across the globe from LAX. Destinations include 18 of the top 20 markets for LA customers.
  • Delta has more than 4,000 employees at LAX.


  • Doubles the restroom capacity in new T3 vs. old T3.
  • Increases T2 capacity by a third. 

Check-in & security

  • 32 self-serve kiosks and 46 check-in positions.
  • Seven security lanes will be open on April 20, with all 14 lanes fully operational later in summer 2022.
  • 11 of 14 lanes are Automated Screening Lanes to improve customer convenience and checkpoint throughput.
  • 250-foot digital backwall features flight information in both English and Spanish as well as Sky Club volume and gate information.
    • Fun fact: 250 feet is nearly 20% wider than the wingspan of DL’s largest aircraft, the A350-900.

Baggage Claim

  • 6 baggage claim carousels will live on the first floor of the headhouse.


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Mar 29, 2022 3:30pm