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Contact: Katherine Alvarado
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LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BRINGS HOLIDAY CHEER AND SANTA VISITS TO TRAVELERS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH

            (Los Angeles, California – December 15, 2011)  Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) travelers will be treated to holiday cheer and special appearances by Santa throughout the terminals to bring a positive and friendly experience during the upcoming holiday travel period at one of the busiest airports.

            “We hope this holiday cheer will alleviate the stress and anxiety some travelers often experience during the holiday travel period,” said Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey.  “As we build the future of LAX we hope what travelers will remember most is not the construction, but the people and moments that made their experience at the airport enjoyable.”

            Holiday cheer will include choir performances by local middle schools (Thursday, Dec. 15, 5 p.m., T1); high schools (Friday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m., T1); choir groups (Thursday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m., T2 and Friday, Dec. 23, 1 p.m., T1); Azusa Pacific University (Friday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., all terminals, except T6); Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Choir (Tuesday, Dec. 20, 12 p.m., T4 boarding gate area and Thursday, Dec. 22, 12 p.m. Tom Bradley International Terminal).  All performances are in public areas of terminals (Lower/Arrivals Level) unless otherwise noted. 

           Travelers will also be treated to visits by Santa in terminals and volunteer LAWA employees wearing red vests will be roaming the terminals (Thursday, Dec. 22 and Friday, Dec. 23) assisting travelers.

           Travelers can stay up-to-date on all holiday happenings at the airport via LAX’s Twitter LAX_Official with hashtag #HolidaysatLAX and Facebook page Los Angeles International Airport.    

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

          Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the sixth busiest airport in the world and third in the United States, offering more than 565 daily flights to 81 domestic cities and over 1,000 weekly nonstop flights to 66 international destinations on over 75 air carriers.  In 2010, LAX served over 59 million passengers, processed over 1.9 million tons of air cargo valued at nearly $80 billion, and handled 575,835 aircraft operations (landings and takeoffs).  LAX is part of a system of three Southern California airports – along with LA/Ontario International and Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.

For more information about LAX’s Capital Improvement Program, please visit www.lawa.org/laxdev .  For general information on LAX visit www.lawa.aero , or follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/LAX_Official , on Facebook www.facebook.com/LAInternationalAirport, and on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/laxairport1 .                                                 

               

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