Los Angeles World Airports to Become the Gateway to the 2028 Olympics

LAX is the fourth busiest airport in the world, second in the United States, and was named Skytrax’ 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports.  LAX served more than 80.9 million passengers in 2016.  LAX offers 737 daily nonstop flights to 100 cities in the U.S. and 1,386 weekly nonstop flights to 88 cities in 44 countries on 73 commercial air carriers.  LAX ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.2 million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion.

On September 13, 2017, the International Olympic Committee officially announced that the City of Angels will host the 2028 Summer Games. By the time 2028 rolls around it will have been 44 years since the Summer Games were hosted in Los Angeles in 1984, and 32 years since the Games were hosted in the United States. Although the 2028 Summer Games might seem like they’re in the distant future, preparations are already being made at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

LAX Is Getting Ready to Serve as the Gateway to Los Angeles for Olympians and Fans

Los Angeles World Airports is currently under construction with an approximately $14 billion modernization project well underway. What is considered to be the largest public works improvement program in the city’s history began in 2009 and is expected to bring more than 121,000 good-paying construction jobs to the area. The modernization project is expected to be completed in 2023- in plenty of time for the Olympic Games.

What is considered to be the largest public works improvement program in the city’s history began in 2009 and is expected to bring more than 121,000 good-paying construction jobs to the area.

Highlights of the LAX Modernization Program

Upon completion of the modernization program, LAX will be worthy of serving Olympic Athletes, fans, and all who pass through this innovative gateway to LA, the Pacific, and the world. Highlights of the project include:

  • The New Tom Bradley International Terminal
  • Automated People Mover (APM)
  • Central Utility Plant
  • New Public Transportation Options
  • Consolidated Rental Car Center
  • Enhanced Dining and Retail Choices
  • New Baggage-Screening Systems

According to Deborah Flint, CEO of Los Angeles World Airports, LAWA looks “forward to welcoming the international community of Olympians and fans, who will experience our new front door to the City – a re-imagined and modernized LAX.”

LAX, which has continuously been an economic powerhouse for the Southern California Region, brings hundreds of thousands of jobs and adds billions of dollars to the Los Angeles economy. The airport has helped drive success in trade, tourism, and innovation, and continues to enhance opportunity and help people throughout the region achieve their dreams.

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