United Airliness will embark on a $573-million upgrade of Terminals 7 and 8 at Los Angeles International Airport that will include a new check-in area and a redone baggage claim.
The renovations, scheduled to be completed in December 2017, will also include an expanded security screening checkpoint with 12 lanes for the United terminals.
There also will be charging stations for electronic devices in the gate waiting area and an indoor-outdoor United Club in Terminal 7.
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti as well as Councilman Tom LaBonge and L.A. World Airports executive director Gina Marie Lindsey appeared at a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday kicking off the renovations.
Garcetti talked about United's plans as part of the ongoing $7.3-billion project to improve LAX. More than 70 million passengers pass through LAX each year, making it the fifth busiest airport in the world.