For Immediate Release
July 30, 2019
‘VOICES OF LOS ANGELES’ TO WELCOME MILLIONS TO LAX IN NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
Four iconic Los Angeles personalities will be among the first to record new passenger greetings at Los Angeles International Airport, including: (left to right) TV host Jimmy Kimmel; Justin Turner, third baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers (photo by Jon Soohoo); Gustavo Dudamel, Music and Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and Susan Feniger, L.A.-based chef, author, radio and TV personality.
(Los Angeles, CA) Famous voices are now welcoming millions of people to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Beginning today, guests at LAX will be greeted at the terminals with welcome messages. These “Voices of Los Angeles” include local entertainers, sports figures, musicians, actors, chefs and other celebrity voices that echo the spirit of Los Angeles.
“Los Angeles is globally recognized as the entertainment capital of the world, offering the best in movies, television, sports, music, food and culture,” said Deborah Flint, CEO, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). “We continue to put the L.A. in LAX by offering our guests immersive experiences – from fashion shows to performances by local musicians and artists – so we are excited to begin welcoming tens of millions of people with voices of iconic, local personalities.”
The first group of voices include:
- Jimmy Kimmel, host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
- Justin Turner, third baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers
- Gustavo Dudamel, internationally renowned conductor, Music and Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
- Susan Feniger, L.A.-based chef, author, radio and TV personality, and owner of BBQ Mexicana, Socalo and Border Grill restaurants, which has a location inside the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
Click here to listen to each of the four new voices. Follow #LAXVoicesOfLosAngeles on Twitter.
The messages, which will rotate throughout the day and be replaced on a regular basis with new voices, will play on the overhead announcement system at the curb and inside each terminal. The messages will identify each speaker and welcome travelers to LAX and the City of Los Angeles.
Additional Voices of Los Angeles will be announced as they are included in the rotation.
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.
For more information about LAX, please visit www.flyLAX.com or follow on Twitter @flyLAXAirport, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LAInternationalAirport, and on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/laxairport1.
As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Alternative formats in large print, braille, audio, and other forms (if possible) will be provided upon request.