The $1.6-billion state-of-the-art, five-level facility and an associated new baggage system will provide the nation’s second busiest airport with 12 new gates, a greatly enhanced guest experience, and additional flexibility to accommodate aircraft while other terminal upgrades at LAX are underway. Designed as an extension of the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), the new 750,000- square-foot concourse will be located west of TBIT and connected by a 1,000-foot-long underground pedestrian tunnel with moving walkways. Buses will also be used to transport passengers between the concourse and other terminals. In addition, the facility will feature an early-bag storage and baggage makeup system to serve the added gates. A companion Baggage Optimization Project will also include additional baggage services to serve existing TBIT gates.