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LAX kicks off $508-million renovation of Southwest Airlines terminal
LAX kicks off $508-million renovation of Southwest Airlines terminal

The modernization of outdated terminals at Los Angeles International Airport forged ahead Tuesday as work began on a $508-million renovation of one of the busiest passenger facilities. City leaders and airport officials broke ground at Terminal 1, home to Southwest Airlines and its subsidiary AirTran Airways. Known for traffic congestion and long lines, the 30-year old facility handled about 9.65 million travelers in 2013, the most of any LAX terminal that year. “We want this airport to make the best first impression and the best last impression for people when they are here,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This project will improve the passenger experience from...

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