Delta has unveiled plans to “modernise, upgrade and connect Terminals 2 and 3” at Los Angeles International airport over the next seven years.

The $1.9 billion project will see the US carrier relocate from its current home at Terminals 5 and 6, to a remodelled complex at Terminals 2 and 3.

Delta said that the plans would allow it to “build a premier space for its LAX operations alongside its airline partners” including Aeromexico and Virgin Atlantic, as well as expanding the number of gates “commensurate with the airline’s growth” at the airport.

The project will also provide a secure connector to the north side of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at the airport, allowing “seamless access” to other partners including Air France-KLM, Alitalia, China Eastern, and China Southern.

The carrier said that it was “moving forward with the first steps” of the project, following the approval for a terminal facilities lease and license agreement from the Los Angeles World Airports’ Board of Airport Commissioners.

Planned new facilities include a private Delta One check-in lounge, new Delta Sky Club lounges, fast check-in for Delta Shuttle services, and an integrated in-line baggage system.,