LAWA CEO Flint and Board President Burton Head to Asia to Join Delegation Led by Mayor Garcetti to Promote International Trade and Tourism
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) President Sean Burton and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) CEO Deborah Flint are traveling to Asia to join Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for a portion of his 10-day trade mission. President Burton and CEO Flint will be working with Mayor Garcetti and representatives from the Port of Los Angeles, the Department of Convention and Tourism Development and the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board to further promote travel and tourism between our partners and pave the way for possible new routes and nonstop destinations to and from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and key Asian cities. For their portion of the trade mission, President Burton and CEO Flint will both be traveling to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hong Kong.
Local Youths Aged 16-24 Participate in New Volunteer Program at LAX
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has expanded its popular Volunteer Information Professionals (VIP) program to include a new program for students, the LAXceeders Student Volunteer Program. The year-round program is open to high school students and college undergraduates, ages 16-24 who want to volunteer at LAX. While directing guests and assisting with internal events at the airport, students will learn about the many jobs and opportunities in the field of aviation and get to meet travelers from around the world.
LAX Opens New Restrooms in Terminal 1, Including Adult Changing Table for Elderly and Disabled Guests
(Los Angeles, CA) A new restroom that opened in Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) this month includes an adult changing table, a feature guests traveling with special-needs or older individuals will find particularly helpful.
The Bay Foundation 5-Year Report on LAX Dunes 6-Acre Restoration Area Suggests a Healthy Dune Habitat
(Los Angeles, CA) After five years of restoration efforts by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), The Bay Foundation (TBF), and their partners, including Friends of the LAX Dunes (FOLD) and thousands of volunteers, the LAX Dunes Coastal Dunes Improvement Project (CDIP) area is a dramatically improved habitat with mostly native plants that supports an abundance of native and rare wildlife. As one of the largest coastal dune systems in Southern California, protection and restoration of the LAX Dunes is vital for regional conservation. A five-year post-restoration assessment conducted by TBF is summarized in a technical report called the Los Angeles International Airport Coastal Dunes Improvement Project Ecological Monitoring Report.
Board of Airport Commissioners Awards $209M Design-Build Contract to Swinerton Builders for Intermodal Transportation Facility - West
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) approved a contract for a not-to-exceed amount of $209M to Swinerton Builders to design and construct the Intermodal Transportation Facility – West (ITF-West), an integral component of the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP).
Ready for a Career in Construction? HireLAX is Accepting Applications!
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced the schedule for the third HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program class. A partnership with Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles Southwest College, and the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, this workforce development program prepares local residents for skilled craft labor careers to support the multibillion-dollar capital improvement program at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is offering guests a fun and innovative way to stay informed with the launch of self-assistance kiosks in two of LAX's terminals, Terminal 2 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The AskLAX kiosks provide a wealth of information at the touch of a virtual button across a 36-inch touch screen. This includes terminal maps, concession and retail information, emergency information, transportation options, and traffic conditions. Guests can even take email-able selfies. Additionally, guests can speak directly with a knowledgeable LAX GEM (Guest Experience Member) over video chat in real-time.
LAWA Joins "Stop The Bleed" Campaign with Installation of Bleeding Suppression Kits in 103 Locations at LAX
(Los Angeles CA) In cases of traumatic injury, seconds count. A person can bleed to death in less than five minutes, but with the right tools bystanders can step in and render aid to the injured until first responders are able to reach the scene.
Happy Fourth of July! Holiday Passenger Volume at LAX Expected to Break Records
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) officials are forecasting record-breaking travel during the week of the Fourth of July, with 2.86 million passengers expected over an 11-day period between Friday, June 29, and Monday, July 9, 2018.
New Art Installations at LAX Explore Urban and Imaginary Landscapes
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), announces two new art installations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) featuring works by Los Angeles-based artists that reference physical and fantastical landscapes.
LAX and Otis College of Art and Design Unveil Art for "100percentLA" Summer Selfie Campaign
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with the Otis College of Art and Design, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil original art and design work created by recent Otis College graduates for the Summer Selfie campaign, "100percentLA," at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
LAX's ACE Academy Showcases Aviation Careers to Middle and High School Students
(Los Angeles, CA) – Los Angeles International Airport's (LAX's) annual Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy kicked off this week for nearly 40 students participating in a week-long tour of two airports and exposure to more than 150 aviation-related career paths. The program started on Monday for middle school students at City of Los Angeles Fire Station 5, and will last for one week. The program for high school students begins next Monday, June 25.