ANZ to improve LAX transit experience

26 Apr 2013 by GrahamSmith

Air New Zealand passengers will soon experience an improved transit experience at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Following a successful trial, passengers will be granted access to the airport's general terminal area without the need to clear security.

The new transit system, which is for the airline's passengers travelling from Auckland or from London, has been approved by U.S. Customs.

Norm Thompson, Air New Zealand's deputy CEO, said the new transit process makes a significant difference to the overall passenger experience for those travelling to Auckland / London via Los Angeles.

He said: “This is great news for our customers. They now have the freedom to move around during their transit instead of being confined to the transit lounge while waiting for their onward flight.”

Air New Zealand is set to move from Terminal 2 to the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX in early 2014 and as part of the move the carrier will design and operate a new Star Alliance lounge (see online news, July 2012).

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Report by Graham Smith

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