Los Angeles International Airport Terminals

LAX has 8 passenger terminals with a total of 128 gates arranged in the shape of a horseshoe. Navigating these terminals, passengers can use a shuttle bus provided or through various inter-terminal pedestrian connections.

Map of LAX Airport and Terminals
Map of LAX Airport and Terminals

LAX Terminal 1

Terminal 1 has 13 gates which are gates 9, 10, 11A-11B, 12A-12B, 13-15, 16, 17A-17B, and 18A-18B and houses Southwest Airlines. Terminal 1 was built in 1984 and completed extensive renovations in late 2018 financed by Southwest Airlines.

These renovations provide updates to the security screening area, curbside drop-off, terminal areas, and baggage handling. Other airlines in this terminal include AirTran Airways, Pacific Southwest Airlines, America West Airlines, and US Airways and their respective lounges.

LAX Terminal 2

Terminal 2 has 12 gates, gates 21-21B, 22-22A, 23-23A, 24-24A, and 25-25B and houses Delta Air Lines, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Virgin Atlantic, and WestJet. Virgin Australia and Volaris also use terminal 2 for check-in of passengers. Terminal 2 was built in 1962and was the original international terminal. Leo A Daly rebuilt the terminal in stages between 1984 and 1988 at a cost of$94 million.

Terminal 2 has Custom and Border Protection facilities to process arriving international passengers but arriving WestJet and Aer Lingus passengers normally use the same arrival facilities as domestic passengers since they have already cleared CPB inspections at their departure airports. Former tenants of terminal 2 include Northwest Airlines and American World Airways.

LAX Airport Terminal 3

Terminal 3 has 12 gates, gates 30, 31A-31B, 32, 33A-33B, 34-36, 37A-37B and 38 and houses Delta Airlines flights. Terminal 3 was opened in 1961 and was a Trans World Airlines’ terminal. The terminal was expanded in 1970 to accommodate widebody operations and between 1980 and 1987. These expansions include a new passenger connector building and a baggage system connected to the original satellite.

Terminal 4 at LAX

Terminal 4 was built in 1961 and expanded in 1982 by adding a connector from the ticketing area to the original satellite. It was later renovated in 2002 at a cost of $400 million to improve the appearance and functionality of the facility. It has 16 gates which are gates 40-41, 42A-42B, 43-45, 46A-46C, 47A-47B, 48A-48B and 49A-49B and houses American Airlines flights. American Airlines and American Eagles have more gates than any other airline in LAX.

Terminal 5

Terminal 5 was opened in 1962 and expanded to include a connector building between the original satellite and ticketing facilities and remodeled from 1986. It has 15 gates which are gates 50A-50B, 51A-51B, 53A-53B, 54A-54B, 55A, 56-57, 58, and 59and is used by American Airlines, American Eagles, Allegiant Air, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines and Sun Country Airlines.

LAX Terminal 6

Terminal 6 was opened in 1961 and has 14 gates which are gates 60-63, 64A-64B, 65A-65B, 66,67,68A-68B and 69A-69B. in 1970 new gates were expanded from the main building and four of these gates have two jetways that can accommodate large aircraft. An expansion of the terminal including a connector of the original satellite and ticketing area was completed in 1987.

This terminal is currently being used by Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, Boutique Air, Mokulele Airlines, and VivaAerobus. 

Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 7

Terminal 7 was opened in 1962 and was expanded to accommodate widebody aircraft in 1970. The terminal was later expanded in 1982 with an addition of a connector building. It has 15 gates which rea gates 70A70B, 71A-71B, 72A-72B, 73, 74, 75A-75B, 76A-76B and 77A-77B. the interior was renovated in 1999 and new gate podium added, increased size of the gate areas, relocated concessions, expanded restrooms, new flooring, and new signage were part of the expansions made.

Terminal 8

Terminal 8 has 7 gates which are gates 81, 83-88. This terminal was originally constructed in 1961 as concourse 8 and was redeveloped in 1982 and renamed terminal 8. It formerly served Shuttle by United flights.


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