Make Way For The Superjumbo!
start of the Qantas A380 service scheduled for
October 20, the Australian flag carrier is making terminal changes
to more efficiently accommodate passengers flying into and out of
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Qantas currently operates
out of Terminals 3 and 4, and Tom Bradley International Terminal
Effective October 1, Qantas arrival and departure operations
will be rearranged in preparation for the arrival of the new A380
All Qantas A380 services will be operated from TBIT, which has
undergone major enhancements in anticipation of the first arrival
of very large aircraft like the A380. While other Qantas flights
will be affected by the terminal changes, the code share services
to Fiji, Mexico and Tahiti will remain unaffected.
"As the first airline to bring the A380 to Los Angeles
International Airport, we have carefully reviewed our entire
operational requirements and made the necessary adjustments to
ensure a smooth transition for our passengers," said Wally R.
Mariani, Qantas Airways senior executive vice president, The
Americas and Pacific.
Effective next month, TBIT will accommodate all non-stop flights
between Sydney, Melbourne and New York, while Terminal 4 will be
used for flights between Brisbane and Auckland/Melbourne.
Qantas says passengers arriving at LAX Terminal 4, who are
traveling to Sydney or Melbourne or New York, can easily and
conveniently transfer to TBIT by way of a complimentary dedicated
shuttle service departing from Gate 44. The shuttle is for same-day
Qantas connecting passengers and operates daily from 4:00 pm to
midnight... and keeps passengers airside, eliminating the need for
repeat security screening.
For other connections, an inter-terminal bus provides free
transportation between all LAX terminals on a regular basis, which
can be accessed from the center island on the Arrivals level from