Photos: 1st look at the 3 new gates at LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal

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New gates at the north concourse at the Tom Bradley International Terminal open on March 6th, 2013.

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Flight attendents from Singapore Airlines, which now operates its Airbus 380 super jumbo plane out of the Tom Bradley International Terminal, wait for their flight to leave for Tokyo.

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Singapore Airlines' Airbus 380 super jumbo arrives at LAX from Tokyo on March 6th, 2013.

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The new additions at Tom Bradley International Terminal will accomodate flights from about 30 airlines.

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Transportation Security Adminstration staff at LAX will not be affected by the sequester in upcoming months, but Customs and Border Protection staff will have decreased numbers and cause delays for some international passengers in the spring of 2013.

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Singapore Airlines' Airbus 380 super jumbo arrives at LAX and utilizes the new laser-guided docking technology at the Tom Bradley International Terminal on March 6th, 2013.

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Passengers arrive at the north concourse in the Tom Bradley International Terminal on March 6th, 2013.

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa praises the additions to the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

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The north concourse at the Tom Bradley International Terminal is part of a larger intitiative that will include a 150,000 square-foot Great Hall that is set to open later this year.

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The north concourse at the Tom Bradley International Terminal opens the first of 18 new gates at LAX on March 6th, 2013.

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The north concourse at the Tom Bradley International Terminal will have between 12 and 16 international departures per day.

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Geshe Jangchup Choeden, a Tibetan Buddhist monk who lives in India, walks to his flight in the north concourse of the Tom Bradley International Terminal on March 6th, 2013.


Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and L.A. airport officials on Wednesday unveiled three new aircraft gates at the new Tom Bradley International Terminal, the first of 18 gates to be built there in part to accommodate the next generation of jumbo passenger aircraft such as the Airbus 380.

The unveiling included demonstration of a new laser-guided docking technology and passenger boarding bridges that use computerized technology.

Check out the new terminal in our photo slideshow above.

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