LAX Airline Terminal Shuffle: Monday Update

All airlines involved in this morning's terminal relocations at Los Angeles International Airport have completed their overnight operations, and the moves are currently on or ahead of schedule, authorities said Monday.

The latest update was issued by LAX officials at 4 a.m., as follows:

  • Avianca has relocated its arrivals and departures to the Tom Bradley International Terminal, also known as Terminal B. Passengers will check in at Terminal 3 and walk to Terminal B;
  • already this morning, all Spirit aircraft have been moved from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5. Additional work to relocate the airline continues at this time;
  • InterJet is completing its relocation from Terminal 2 to Terminal B, this morning. Passengers will check in at Terminal 3 and walk to Terminal B; and
  • Delta Air Lines is in the process of moving three gates from Terminal 5 to Terminal 2.

"Due to outdated information, it was incorrectly stated that Delta was also moving gates out of Terminal 6 ...," an LAX statement said.

"Those gates will move on Tuesday night, May 16. Delta is operating flights from Terminals 2, 3, 5 and 6 on Monday and Tuesday,'' LAX said.

Officials urged all passengers to check with their airlines' official website for the most accurate information on the location of their aircraft.

"Passengers are strongly encouraged to check in, print or download boarding passes before leaving for LAX, so they can be aware of the changes and arrive at the correct terminal for their departure," the LAX statement said.

Passengers were also urged to arrive earlier than usual -- three hours for a domestic flight, four hours for an international flight.

"When arriving at LAX, look up at new signage that will be updated nightly to reflect the moves, and which will identify the new airline terminal locations," the statement said.

"Finally, passengers are reminded to ask for help if they have problems finding their flights. More than 200 volunteers are on hand, many of them in green vests that match a green-wrapped shuttle bus that will run on both the upper-and lower-level roadways to help transport passengers to their correct terminal," the statement said.

Billed as "LAX on the MOVE," what may be one of the biggest airline terminal relocations in U.S. aviation history began Friday night, and featured eight airlines moving to different terminals overnight on Saturday.

By the time the project is completed this week, 15 airlines will have relocated.

Follow the latest updates on LAX's Twitter page.

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