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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the Westfield Group unveiled the more than 60 premier dining and luxury retail shops — including 22 local L.A. brands — coming to the New Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).
Westfield and its tenant partners are investing $80 million to develop the new dining and retail program at TBIT. The first phase of New TBIT, which includes a Great Hall and boarding gates on the west side of the terminal, is scheduled for arrival in spring 2013. The second phase — which includes new gates on the east side of the terminal, a new federal security screening area and an upgraded customs arrivals area — is expected to be completed by 2014. The New TBIT is the largest public works project in the city’s history and one part of “LAneXt,” a $4.1-billion LAX modernization program comprised of nearly 25 individual projects. The modernization of LAX is creating 40,000 jobs and is funded without the use of taxpayer dollars. TBIT alone will support nearly 4,000 construction-related jobs and help support 1,700 permanent concession jobs.
“We’re investing in LAX because it isn’t just a travel hub — it’s a gateway to the Pacific Rim and a central driver of our regional economy,” said Mayor Villaraigosa. “Westfield’s development in the New Tom Bradley International Terminal will showcase L.A.’s distinct style and spirit, keep LAX competitive in the global market, increase international tourism and put Angelenos to work now and for years to come.” www.westfieldatlax.com