Southwest Airlines on Tuesday kicked off the $508 million redevelopment of Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport, a modernization project expected to bring in 1,500 construction jobs, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a groundbreaking ceremony.

The remodel of the aging terminal, built in the early 1980s, includes a new 12-lane security screening checkpoint, a fully automated checked-baggage inspection and sorting system, refurbished baggage claim area and new seating areas at gates...

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