US Airways to move at Los Angeles airport in February

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US Airways will move to terminal 3 at Los Angeles International airport (LAX) on 12 February, placing it closer to American Airlines’ operations in terminal 4.

The American Airlines Group subsidiary will have preferential use of gate 30 and access to four common use gates in the terminal, according to operator Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). It previously operated from terminal 1.

US Airways had planned to have preferential use of three gates in terminal 3 but was forced to take only one after it agreed to divest two gates at LAX as part of a settlement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) in exchange for approval of its merger with American.

The carriers merged on 9 December 2013 and will codeshare on all domestic flights and most international flights from 6 February.

The move will allow renovations to begin on terminal 1. Southwest Airlines is investing $400 million in renovations of the facility, which includes reorganising all of the gates to handle Boeing 737-800 aircraft with winglets, as well as upgrades to the ticketing lobby and concourse interior.

American was not immediately available to comment on whether a shuttle bus or other connection will be provided between terminals 3 and 4 and LAX.