Last updated: 05:31 PM ET, Wed October 26 2016

LAX's Terminal 6 Unveiled After $70.5 Million Overhaul

Airlines & Airports Donald Wood October 20, 2016

LAX's Terminal 6 Unveiled After $70.5 Million Overhaul

Photo: LAX Terminal 6 after transformation. (Courtesy of Los Angeles International Airport)

On Wednesday, Los Angeles World Airports and Westfield formally unveiled the newly redesigned Terminal 6 at Los Angeles International Airport.

With the idea of transporting travelers to Los Angeles’ iconic Sunset Boulevard, more than 22,000 square feet of Terminal 6 was refurbished and includes 21 new retail and dining options.

The upgrades also include nearly 5,300 square feet of improvements to common areas, including the new terrazzo floor and ribbon ceiling, three sets of bathrooms, new electrical and IT infrastructure and tenant office spaces.

The $70.5 million overhaul of Terminal 6 was funded by Los Angeles World Airports, Westfield and other investors, and is the second redesigned terminal at LAX following the completion of Terminal 2 in February.

Journalist Harriet Baskas shared images on Twitter and Westfieldair’s official YouTube page released a video from inside the Sunset Boulevard inspired terminal at LAX

“What you see here today in Terminal 6 marks a milestone in our efforts to transform LAX as part of our Modernization Program, the largest construction program in Los Angeles City history,” Board of Airport Commissioner Gabriel Eshaghian said in a statement. “We thank Westfield and our airline partners for contributing to this tremendous effort and know we cannot realize our vision of a world-class airport without their help.”

The construction project for Terminal 6 came in ahead of schedule and under budget, which was perfect for Los Angeles International Airport after setting a record in 2015 with 74.9 million passengers served.