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A private lounge at the new facility at Los Angeles International Airport (The Private Suite at LAX via AP)

A private lounge at the new facility at Los Angeles International Airport (The Private Suite at LAX via AP)

A private lounge at the new facility at Los Angeles International Airport (The Private Suite at LAX via AP)

Celebrities who are tired of being stalked by photographers at Los Angeles International Airport can now find some privacy - not to mention luxury - at a new terminal.

The 22 million dollar (£17 million) facility called the Private Suite opened on Monday and offers an exclusive entrance, one-on-one security screening and plush lounges.

When it is time to catch the flight, privileged travellers get a private car ride across the tarmac to the aircraft, head-of-state style.

The terminal is available to anyone who can afford fees up to 3,500 dollars (£2,700) for a domestic flight or 4,000 dollars (£3,100) for an international flight.

Annual memberships are also available.

The terminal was built by a security consulting firm that says it will generate 35 million dollars ( £27 million) in revenue for the airport over the next nine years.

AP

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