News Releases

Dec 11 2018, 02:52 PM
Art Exhibits Debut at LAX's Newly Renovated Space
LOS ANGELES, CA - Just in time for the winter holiday travel season, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), is showcasing four new art exhibitions at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), three of which are located in either newly constructed or renovated exhibition spaces.
Dec 10 2018, 12:06 PM
LAX City Bus Transit Center Moves to New $5.8 Million Facility to Make Way for Work on Automated People Mover
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has opened a new $5.8 million bus center on 96th Street, between Vicksburg and Jenny avenues, as part of the preparation for the construction of an Automated People Mover (APM) and the Intermodal Transportation Facility-West near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Dec 07 2018, 11:15 AM
Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners Approves Modernization of Los Angeles Airport Police's Dispatch and Record-Keeping Systems
(Los Angeles, CA) Yesterday, the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) approved the purchase of new computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and records management system (RMS) infrastructure for use by Los Angeles World Airports' (LAWA) Los Angeles Airport Police Division (APD). In accordance with LAWA's strategic goal of innovating for security, efficiency and effectiveness, the new CAD and RMS system will modernize APD's dispatching and records retrieval systems, allowing the division to respond rapidly to situations with a reliable and quick connection to intelligence information and other first-responder agencies.
Dec 06 2018, 12:04 PM
The Holiday Season Is In Full Swing at LAX, Kicking Off With Sounds of the Season Performances
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is proud to celebrate the holiday season with a variety of festive events to entertain our guests. From December 7 to 25, travelers in each of our terminals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will enjoy holiday fun and have the opportunity to participate in festive activities.
Dec 06 2018, 10:32 AM
LAWA Receives Public Agency of the Year Award from Los Angeles Sustainability Coalition for Automated People Mover
(Los Angeles, CA) Yesterday, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) was honored by the Los Angeles Sustainability Coalition as "Public Agency of the Year" at its annual awards dinner. The award recognized the transformative potential of Los Angeles International Airport's (LAX) forthcoming Automated People Mover (APM), which is scheduled to open in 2023. The APM, when complete, will connect LAX to Los Angeles Metro's light rail network, allowing riders from throughout Los Angeles County to travel to and from LAX and further reduce the region's carbon footprint.
Nov 30 2018, 02:50 PM
LAX Celebrates New Terminal 1 Guest Experience
(LOS ANGELES) Today, Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Southwest Airlines to unveil the new Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 1. This follows a half-billion-dollar, curb-to-gate redevelopment that showcases a new check-in area featuring all-new self-service ticket kiosks, an efficient 9-lane security checkpoint, new area for baggage claim, and exciting new dining and retail destinations with state-of-the-art design.
Nov 28 2018, 01:55 PM
LAX Awarded Best Overall Customer Service Program by Airports Council International - North America
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is proud to announce that it has received the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) award for Best Overall Customer Service Program in the category of Large Airports for its LAXceptional Xperience program at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Nov 27 2018, 12:33 PM
Ethiopian Airlines Launches First of Its Kind Nonstop Service Connecting LAX and Africa
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced that Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa and a SKYTRAX certified Four Star Airline, will launch a new first-of-its-kind flight, connecting Los Angeles travelers to West Africa through Lomé-Tokoin Airport (LFW) in Togo. The inaugural flight is scheduled for December 17, 2018. With the launch of this new route, LAX will become one of only two airports in the world to serve six continents with nonstop flights, joining London-Heathrow in this distinction. LAX will be the only U.S. west coast gateway airport with nonstop service to Africa.
Nov 26 2018, 04:02 PM
Three Top Airport CEO's Join AMAC's Board of Directors
(Washington, DC) The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 Board of Directors. An election took place at AMAC’s 34th Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference: Inspiring Possibilities, which was held in Seattle in August. Following the election, At-Large Directors were appointed by new Board Chairman John D. Clark III. The AMAC Board of Directors now includes three top airport CEOs representing Philadelphia International Airport, Los Angeles World Airports and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Nov 23 2018, 01:23 PM
LAX Encourages Guests to Support Food and Beverage Concessionaires on Small Business Saturday
(Los Angeles, CA) In anticipation of Small Business Saturday, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is encouraging guests to stop by one of our many locally-owned and operated small businesses at LAX during this busy holiday weekend. Small Business Saturday is a day to support small businesses and their significant contributions to communities across the country.
Nov 20 2018, 12:09 PM
LAX Forecasts Record 2.52 Million Passengers Over 11-Day Thanksgiving Travel Period
(Los Angeles, CA) With a record 2.52 million passengers expected at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) during the 11-day Thanksgiving travel period, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is reminding guests of a number of ways they can help make their experience as smooth as possible.
Nov 14 2018, 02:15 PM
LAX Unveils Its First Augmented Reality Wall
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) debuted its first use of augmented reality (AR) technology, a next-generation application of virtual reality. AR allows visible reality, such as that seen through a smartphone camera, to be augmented by objects or interactive imagery rendered within the guest's view. In Tom Bradley International Terminal, LAX staff joined with software developer Trigger to unveil an AR rendering of the forthcoming Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC).
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