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Los Angeles International Airport has unveiled more than 50 premier dining and retail outlets at the New Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).

Westfield and its tenant partners are investing $80 million to develop the new dining and retail program at TBIT.

The first phase of New TBIT, which includes a Great Hall and boarding gates on the west side of the terminal, is scheduled to open Spring 2013.

The second phase – which includes new gates on the east side of the terminal, new federal security screening area, and upgraded customs arrivals area – is expected to be completed by 2014.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said: “We’re investing in LAX because it isn’t  just a travel hub, it’s the gateway to the Pacific Rim and a central driver of our regional economy.

"Westfield’s development in the New Tom Bradley International Terminal will showcase LA’s distinct style and spirit, keep LAX competitive in the global market, increase international tourism, and put Angelenos to work now and for years to come.”

Gina Marie Lindsey, executive director of Los Angeles World Airports, added: “Today’s announcement continues the transformation of LAX to provide passengers with an experience they expect from a world-class city like Los Angeles.

“A major focus of our customer service improvements is to create a cohesive, memorable and high-quality dining and shopping experience with a variety of new and innovative options that offer a ‘sense of place’ reflecting the culture, cuisine and trends of Los Angeles.”  

The Westfield program will introduce 42 concepts to LAX for the first time, including 28 new concepts never before seen in an airport environment, and will generate projected annual sales of $98 million.