The renovation of the Bradley Terminal is the largest single construction project in the history of the City of Los Angeles. Unlike most airport projects where the building is closed to occupants, airlines continued to provide services to 10 million passengers annually during the 38-month construction schedule that began in January 2007. A wide range of improvements were made to the building, including the installation of a $140-million, in-line baggage security screening system, a state-of-the-art dynamic signage, improved lighting and finishes, and up-to-date information technology systems to speed the check-in process for passengers.
The 4,000-foot, interim first-class lounge, located on the Bradley’s Terminal’s mezzanine level, is designed for 133 guests. The interim business-class lounge is 16,000 square feet and designed for 578 guests. It is located on a vacant ramp area opposite the terminal and is reached from the Bradley Terminal’s Gate 118 by continuously operating motor coaches.