Air New Zealand getting a new home at LAX

Air New Zealand is getting a new home at Los Angeles International Airport. After nearly 20 years based in Terminal 2, the airline will in early 2014 move to the Tom Bradley International Terminal which is currently undergoing a US$1.7 billion makeover. In a first for the airline, Air New Zealand has also been appointed to design and operate a new Star Alliance lounge in the terminal. The terminal move will enable passengers to access better facilities when arriving or departing Los Angeles and also while in transit. Passengers transiting through Los Angeles on NZ1 and NZ2 will no longer be stuck in a small transit lounge. Instead they’ll be able to quickly clear a more efficient customs processing facility and then make use of 16,200 square metres of dining, shopping, retail and passenger amenities while they await their onward journey. The Tom Bradley International Terminal upgrade will add 18 new gates and a new dining and retail precinct. The project will be completed in stages over the next two years. (

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