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Jun 28 2019, 12:47 PM
LAX Forecasts 2.9 Million Passengers During Independence Day Holiday, Offers Tips for a Smooth Experience
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is projecting that about 2.9 million people will travel through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) over the 11-day holiday period surrounding Independence Day this year. To help prepare travelers for the increased traffic, LAX is providing a number of tips to help create a stress-free travel experience during the busy extended holiday travel period.
Jun 26 2019, 05:47 PM
COMPLETE REMARKS FROM LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS CEO DEBORAH FLINT. THE AERO CLUB OF WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE 26, 2019
(Washington, D.C.) Los Angeles World Airports CEO Deborah Flint provided the keynote address to the Aero Club of Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 26. The following is the complete text of her remarks as delivered:     
Jun 26 2019, 12:26 PM
Mobile Passport, The Best-Kept Secret at LAX, Can Help Travelers Save Time
(Los Angeles, CA) As the busy summer travel season kicks into high gear, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are encouraging eligible international passengers to take advantage of one of LAX’s best-kept secrets – Mobile Passport.
Jun 22 2019, 11:31 AM
LAX and Alaska Airlines Help Travelers with Disabilities Learn What to Expect at the Airport and In Flight
(Los Angeles, CA) This morning, staff from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Alaska Airlines welcomed more than 80 people for the "Ability to Fly" event at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The event provides a fun, safe and easy way for those with disabilities to experience how a commercial flight works and feels before traveling for real. This is the fourth mock flight experience at LAX, and the fifth hosted by LAWA.
Jun 21 2019, 03:06 PM
LAX Celebrates World Music Day by Debuting Two Baby Grand Pianos for Passengers to Play
(Los Angeles, CA) In honor of World Music Day, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) held a musical celebration, "LAX Songs in the Key of Flight," in Terminal 7. As part of the event, airport officials also debuted two new Kawai G-40EP manual and self-playing baby grand pianos located in the Terminal 4 connector and on the Upper Level of Terminal 7.
Jun 20 2019, 03:09 PM
LAWA Announces Justin Erbacci as COO, Organizational Changes to Support Modernization Program
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced the appointment of Justin Erbacci as Chief Operating Officer, along with a number of other organizational realignments designed to emphasize implementation and delivery of the airport’s $14 billion modernization program. Erbacci’s appointment and the other changes, which are effective Aug. 5, come after current COO Samson Mengistu announced his retirement earlier this month following a 30-year career at the City of Los Angeles and more than 25 years at LAWA.
Jun 19 2019, 01:53 PM
LAWA Launches BuildLAX Academy to Help Local Small Business Contractors Learn How to Be Successful at LAX
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is celebrating the launch of its inaugural BuildLAX Academy, a new program designed to prepare small contracting businesses for success when working on projects at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). With major construction programs now beginning or on the horizon as part of LAWA's multi-billion dollar capital improvement program, including the LAX Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) and the Midfield Satellite Concourse, LAWA's demand for contractors will increase the need for qualified contracting businesses. BuildLAX will help meet that need by helping contractors gain familiarity with LAWA's contracting procedures.
Jun 18 2019, 06:08 PM
LAX Brings Couture Fashion Runway to Tom Bradley International Terminal
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, guests in Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) were wowed by a first-of-its-kind fashion show, spotlighting designs from international designer Sebastian Gunawan and featuring models and behind-the-scenes talent from the local area. The event featured 25 extravagant couture designs handpicked by Gunawan, a graduate of Los Angeles' Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing (FIDM).
Jun 17 2019, 03:06 PM
Los Angeles World Airports' Automated People Mover Train Project Honored as Global Public Private Partnership of the Year
(Madrid, Spain) Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) Automated People Mover (APM) train project has been recognized as the Global Public Private Partnership (P3) of the Year at P3 Bulletin's inaugural Global P3 Awards ceremony. The honor was open to projects in the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Europe, Middle East and Africa region and was judged by 50 key players in P3s around the globe.
Jun 14 2019, 04:46 PM
HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program Graduates Fifth Class, Registration Opens for Next Cohort
(Los Angeles, CA) Family and friends of graduates from the fifth HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program's (ARP) class gathered today at Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) to celebrate the completion of an eight-week apprenticeship readiness curriculum. Today’s 29 graduates, all of whom live in the City of Los Angeles or areas closely surrounding LAX, are now ready to pursue apprenticeships in the construction trades, which will allow them to be hired onto projects at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Jun 14 2019, 03:06 PM
Flyaway Bus Service to Cease Westwood Operations Sunday, June 30
(Los Angeles, CA) Due to a significant decline in ridership, the FlyAway® nonstop bus service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Westwood will end service on Sunday, June 30. The final trip from LAX to Westwood will take place at 8 p.m.
Jun 12 2019, 10:23 AM
Murals Inspired by Los Angeles' Natural Beauty and the Vision of Young Writers Debut in Terminals 7 and 8
(Los Angeles, CA) As summer travel season takes off, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), announces two new site-specific mural installations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The murals can be found in Terminal 7 and the connection between Terminals 7 and 8.
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