MSN - Zach Griff
The pandemic might’ve temporarily brought the air travel industry to a halt, but there’s a big silver lining for travelers who are just now returning to the skies.
When it’s time to pass through the nation’s biggest hubs, you might not believe your eyes. The outdated airports of yesteryear are finally being rebuilt with modernized facilities that reflect the latest in design with a host of upgraded passenger amenities.
Of the U.S. airlines, Delta has perhaps been the most aggressive in its $12 billion, decade-long investment in airport infrastructure projects.
The airline opportunistically used the demand downtown during the height of the pandemic to accelerate its nationwide redevelopment projects, and flyers are now seeing the fruits of that labor.
Nowhere is this more apparent than in Los Angeles, where Delta is transforming the ground experience at LAX with the creation of a new, 1.2-million-square-foot “Sky Way” that’ll connect Terminals 2, 3 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT, or Terminal B). The project was originally slated for completion in late 2024 but has since been accelerated by nearly 18 months.