Los Angeles International Airport’s board has approved plans for a private lounge to be developed exclusively for high-profile passengers such as entertainers and athletes.

Under the plan, Los Angeles-based security firm Gavin de Becker and Associates will lease and redevelop a now-empty 44,000-square-foot cargo building and adjoining 14,000-square-foot parking lot at the airport’s southern edge.

The security firm’s client would pay as much as $1,800 per trip to access the secured lounge area, from which clients would ride private shuttles to their boarding gates.

Under the agreement with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the security firm would work in concert with the airlines as well as the Transportation Security Administration and would invest at least $3 million upgrading the cargo building. The security firm would pay $34.8 million over a 10-year period to lease the property.

Similar arrangements have been made in airports serving Paris, London and Moscow, thought the LAX plan is topical because of the airport’s proximity to the hub of the entertainment industry.

No timeframe has been set on when the lounge would start operations.

LAX is the country’s fifth-busiest airport, serving almost 71 million passengers last year.

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