The LA international airport has 9 terminals and a total of 146 gates. These terminals are arranged in ‘U’ or the horseshoe shape. Passengers may move from one terminal to another via shuttle bus or through pedestrian connections present between terminals.
The LA airport terminal 1 has 13 gates and is the home of the Southwest LAX base. Terminal 1 was built in 1984 and was renovated in 2018. It is expected that terminal 1.5 will open between terminal 1 and terminal 2 by 2021. This will provide service for some domestic and international carriers.
The LA airport terminal 2 has 12 gates and it is the hub for delta at the LAX. It was the original international terminal and was built in 1962. It was torn down and rebuilt in 1984 and 1988. Customers and border protection facilities are also available at Terminal 2.
The La airport terminal 3 has 12 gates and it is also the hub for delta at the LAX along with terminal 2. It was opened in 1961 and was the terminal for Trans World airlines. The expansion of the terminal took place in 1970. Terminal 3 was closed in November 2020 in order to undergo demolition and accommodate the skyways project of delta airlines. The reconstructed terminal 3 will open by the mid of 2022.
The LA airport terminal 4 has 16 gates and it serves as a hub for the Americans at the LAX along with the Eagle’s nest. It was built in 1961 and was expanded in 1983. It was renovated in 2002 to improve the functionality and the appearance of the terminal.
The La airport terminal 5 has 15 gates and it is the operating base for JetBlue at the LAX. Terminal 5 was opened in 1962 and was occupied by western airlines till 1987.
The La airport terminal 6 has 14 gates and it serves as a hub for Alaska airlines. This terminal was opened in 1961 and the new gates were expanded in 1970.
The LA airport terminal 7 has 15 gates and it serves as a hub for United airlines along with terminal 8. It was opened in 1962 and was expanded in 1970. It was again expanded in 1982 when a connector building was added.
The LA airport terminal 8 has 8 gates and it serves as the hub for United airlines along with terminal 7. It was originally called concourse 8 because of the absence of passenger processing facilities.
The LA airport terminal B has 28 gates and was opened for the 1984 summer Olympics and is also known as Tom Bradley international terminal.
American Eagle Regional Terminal
This terminal has 9 gates and is used only for American Eagle flights. It works as a supplement to terminal 4 and serves for the remaining operations of American airlines. A covered walkway and a ramp are present instead of jet bridges at each gate.
Above mentioned is the details of all the La airport terminals, the number of gates each has and the purpose all of them serve.