Suzanne Boda, a Senior Vice President of American Airlines, joined Sean Burton, President of the Los Angeles World Airports’ Board of Commissioners to officially cut the ribbon on the airline’s new 14,500-square-foot flagship lounge at LAX.
“The opening of the Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining are the latest evidence of our increasingly strong position in Los Angeles,” Boda said. “We are setting ourselves apart from the competition by becoming the only domestic carrier to offer a sit-down dining experience at LAX.”
With the opening of Flagship First Dining, American Airlines passengers can now enjoy a meal before boarding their flights — the first lounge of its kind at LAX. The newly renovated Flagship Lounge offers customers high-quality food and drink options and the space to unwind while waiting for their flight.
“As our West Coast gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, Los Angeles is where many of our customers begin long flights either internationally or across the U.S.,” Boda said. “We are proud to offer best-in-class lounge and dining options at the start of their journey.”
American Airline’s renovations are part of a $200 million investment at LAX, which include a new Admirals Club in Terminal 5, a refurbished Admirals Club in Terminal 4 and, now, the new Flagship Lounge and Dining in Terminal 4.
American is the largest carrier at LAX with more than 200 daily flights on peak days to 70 destinations on five continents. Last year, the airline announced that it would be investing more than $1.5 billion in improvements at LAX Terminals 4 and 5 for its customers and nearly 7,000 team members who work there.
“Building a world-class airport requires strong airline partners like American Airlines, and we are thrilled by the investment they are making at LAX,” Burton said. “Reimagining and modernizing our airport is just as much about creating exceptional amenities as it is about new construction, and the American Airlines Flagship Lounge is an example of the first-class facilities that travellers can expect from LAX.”