The grand opening of the new Terminal 2 marks a key milestone in Westfield’s transformation at LAX.
Westfield – which designs, funds, builds and manages the world’s best retail destinations and customer experiences in landmark cities and airports around the globe – invested $78.3 million into the terminal and transformed nearly 76,000 square feet, including more than 15,000 square feet of new dining and retail. The upgrade brings together a vibrant design, local restaurants and signature retail, creating a more holistic customer journey.
Inspired by “LA in Motion,” Westfield’s Terminal 2 design vision reflects the energy and echoes the innovative, modern and always ‘on-the-go’ culture of Los Angeles. With three distinct districts, the traveler journey begins after crossing the TSA checkpoint with a meandering retail and duty-free hub that connects to a Dining Terrace with several unique destinations, textured surfaces and lounge-style seating. The journey continues in The Strand, an open, flowing dining and shopping district with a grand staircase that leads to a mezzanine overlooking the terminal below.
The redevelopment – which took place over 20 months while the terminal remained active and continued to serve travelers – was completed in January 2016.
Originally constructed in 1962 as LAX’s original international terminal, Terminal 2 was later demolished and rebuilt in 1988. Terminal 2 is home to 10 domestic and international airline carriers, including Aeroméxico, Air Canada, Hawaiian Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. The terminal served 5.2 million passengers in 2015.
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