Keith Wilschetz, Deputy Executive Director, Operations and Emergency Management, Los Angeles World Airports, officially opened Economy Lot E at a news conference on Thursday morning.
For Immediate Release March 28, 2019
Contact Charles H. Pannunzio (424) 646-5260
LAX ECONOMY LOT E OPENS;
LOT C TO CLOSE ON MONDAY
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) officially opened its new long-term parking option this morning at Economy Lot E, with an initial offering of approximately 2,000 parking spaces. Economy Lot E is located at 5455 W. 111th St., between Aviation and La Cienega boulevards.
“Access to affordable, reliable and hassle-free parking options is a must for many travelers, which is why we are excited to open Economy Lot E and provide a great new option for our airport guests,” said Keith Wilschetz, Deputy Executive Director, Operations and Emergency Management, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). “As we enter into a new phase of our LAX modernization program, we will be making a number of changes to meet construction needs while at the same time staying focused on ensuring an exceptional guest experience.”
Economy Lot E is located closer to the I-105 and I-405 freeways than the current long-term facility, Lot C, which will close on Monday, April 1. When fully opened later this spring, Economy Lot E will offer approximately 2,700 spaces.
Economy Lot E will feature free shuttle service to and from LAX, 24 hours a day. The ride between Lot E and the airport is expected to take 15 to 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.
The daily parking rate at Economy Lot E will be $12, the same price that parking at Lot C has been since 2009. Payment options will include cash, credit card, and mobile payments (Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Samsung Pay). Parking ambassadors will still be available to help customers who have issues such as lost tickets or discrepancies.
Guests who have parked in Lot C will have until April 19 to move their cars. They will be able to reach their vehicle on the Lot E shuttle buses by informing the driver that they are parked in Lot C. Vehicles left in Lot C after April 19 are subject to removal.
Later this spring, Lot C will be converted into lay-down space for construction activities and employee parking, which is also in heavy demand around the airport due to construction activities. In 2021, a 4,700 space parking structure is scheduled to open as part of the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP).
Guests using Economy Lot E can snap a photo of a QR code at shuttle stops for access to a smartphone application that tracks the next arriving buses.
About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX, the fourth-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States, was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX. LAX served more than 87.5 million passengers in 2018 and offers an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 109 cities in the U.S. and 1,281 weekly nonstop flights to 93 markets in 47 countries on 69 commercial airlines. LAX ranks 10th in the world in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.4 million tons of air cargo. LAX handled 707,883 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2018.
LAX generated 620,600 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion; $966 million in state and local taxes; and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.
LAX was honored as having the “Best Overall Customer Service Program” by Airports Council International-North America; named the “Best Airport for Breastfeeding Moms” by Mamava; selected for the Top 10 “Best of the U.S.’s Big Airports” (Wall Street Journal) and “Most Pet-Friendly Airports in the U.S. (Mental Floss); named the second-most improved airport in the U.S. by JD Power; received an “Innovation Award” from the L.A. Better Business Challenge for its Central Utility Plant; and named a “Business Leader in Air Quality” by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
LAX is also the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to wego.com. LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.
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