LAX’s new Terminal 6 inspired by Los Angeles’ Sunset Boulevard

LAX’s new Terminal 6 inspired by Los Angeles’ Sunset Boulevard

LOS ANGELES — The iconic Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles has found a new home, smack dab in the middle of the airport.

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Westfield has unveiled the new Terminal 6 at LAX as part of the airport’s milestone modernization that includes a bold new design and 21 new retail and dining concepts. Terminal 6 is the second redesigned terminal unveiled this year following the transformation of Terminal 2, which debuted in February.

More than 22,000 square feet were transformed in Terminal 6, which was inspired by L.A.s’ famed Sunset Boulevard. Travellers will now find the new retail and dining collection as well as nearly 5,300 square feet of improvements to common areas.

The transformation was made possible through a US$70.5 million total investment from LAWA, Westfield and operating partners.

“We’re raising the bar for what’s possible at an airport,” said Deborah Flint, Los Angeles World Airports Chief Executive Officer. “LAWA and Westfield are providing passengers a special experience that allows them to sample the best of L.A., food and drink, unique shops and modern amenities. Now they can find all that and more in Terminal 6.”

Using the existing terminal components, like winding hallways and varying elevations, the new traveler experience mirrors the drive along Sunset Boulevard. The new ribbon ceiling and terrazzo floor guide travelers into Sunset Plaza, which has inviting, open spaces to eat, drink and people watch. Travelers then flow into the Sunset Strip and Garden Terrace zones, where high-end retail and local dining burst with the energy of West Hollywood. The traveller journey is complete at the beach, where the gates have renewed life and energy. It’s the perfect place to wait for a flight.

Los Angeles and LAX had a record-breaking year in 2015. The city had 45.5 million visitors, and LAX – undergoing an $8.5 billion modernization program – saw 74.9 million passengers.

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