Massive Airline Relocation at LAX

LAX Relocation
Travel News 11 May 2017

One of the largest terminal moves in the history of commercial aviation will occur at LAX beginning the night 12 May 2017.  

Twenty-one airlines will relocate terminals over a one week period. Each airline will complete its relocation overnight while maintaining normal operations throughout the day.


Relocation guide

Airline Moving out of Moving into
Air Canada T2 T6
Allegiant T3 T5 (T6 check in)
Avianca T2 TBIT (T3 check in)
Boutique Air T3 T6
Copa TBIT (T6 check in) TBIT (T3 check in)
Delta T5 / T6 T2 / T3
Frontier T3 T5 (T6 check in)
Hainan T2 TBIT
Hawaiian T2 T5
InterJet T2 TBIT (T3 check in)
JetBlue T3 T5
Qatar T2 TBIT
Southwest International T2 TBIT (T1 check in)
Spirit T3 T5
Sun Country T2 T5 (T6 check in)
Thomas Cook T2 TBIT
Virgin America T3 T6
Virgin Australia TBIT (T3 check in) TBIT (T2 check in)
Volaris  T2 TBIT (T2 check in)
WestJet T2 T3
XL France T2 T6


How will passengers know where to go?

Passengers should first confirm terminal and gate information with their airline before leaving for LAX. Gate numbers reflect the terminals they are in (Terminal 6 contains Gates 60-69). Upon entering the airport, updated signs will direct passengers to their terminal. Some flights have check in at one terminal with departure from another.

All ground transportation services (eg. taxis, shuttles, Uber and Lyft ridesharing services) and airport partners (eg. TSA, CBP) will be updated on the airlines’ new terminal locations.

During the week of the move, passengers can expect some 500 new wayfinding signs, additional airport personnel, and dedicated wayfinders to assist with passenger navigation.


What happens if passengers arrive at the wrong side of the airport?

Neon green shuttle buses will be available to transport passengers between Terminals 2/3 and 5/6. Passengers can also use the free LAX A bus which operates between terminals every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


What else do passengers need to know?

Checking in online and printing a boarding pass before arriving at LAX is advised. Please plan ahead and allow for extra time for walking. Some flights have check-in at one terminal with departure from another. After check in, some airlines will bus passengers to a different terminal for departure.


If you are impacted and need assistance please contact your FCM Travel Manager.