USA. Westfield has revealed the ten retail and dining outlets coming to Los Angeles International Airport as part of the final phase of redevelopment of Terminal 1.
Los Angeles‐based concepts Cassell’s Hamburgers, Trejo’s Tacos and Urth Caffe will add local flair to the food & beverage offering. They will be joined by Chick‐Fil‐A, Einstein’s Bagels, and Pei Wei Asian Diner outlets.
On the retail side, Kiehl’s and MAC Cosmetics will open stores at the enhanced Southwest Airlines terminal.
Completing the offer will be The New Stand and The New Stand Kiosk. Described as “half store, half app”, the units will carry a rotating mix of coffee, new media, snacks and travel essentials.
The retail and dining area in the final phase of redevelopment covers a total space of 10,349sq ft.
The US$508 million modernisation project at T1 is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018. It will feature 20 retail and dining units across 32,000sq ft of space in total – nearly triple that of the old terminal.
Westfield said the reimagined T1 experience aimed to capture “a hip, modern Californian feel that taps into the energy of Los Angeles and of the Southwest brand”.
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) CEO Deborah Flint said: “Our guests will find a modern airport experience – one that is futuristic with its variety of food and retail selections and the transformation of space from closed and dark to an open aesthetic experience with Los Angeles flair.”
Westfield Vice President Dan Hough commented: “Step by step we’ve watched the Terminal 1 experience transform into something uniquely Los Angeles that rivals the world’s best airport terminals.
“Now, working in partnership with LAWA and Southwest, there’s even more to be excited about with this premier roster of dining, retail and amenities.”
Southwest Airlines Senior Project Manager Don Ostler added: “The modernisation of Terminal 1 for our Southwest customers has been a labour of love over the past four years.
“In partnership with LAWA and the City of Los Angeles, we’ve reimagined how our customers experience air travel, implementing a new ticketing lobby, security and baggage claim spaces, and transforming our gate spaces to allow for larger planes to take our customers to more destinations.”