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Issue Date: 05/02/2017
Contact: Charles Pannunzio
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LAX MODERNIZATION UPDATE: LAX on the MOVE MEANS BIG CHANGES FOR PASSENGERS THIS MONTH

(Los Angeles, California - May 2, 2017)The biggest airline relocation in Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) history is less than two weeks away. The finely choreographed events take place as Delta Air Lines relocates from Terminals 5 and 6 to Terminals 2 and 3. The coordination and cooperation among the airlines involved has been impressive and mirrors the importance that Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) places on the guest experience at LAX. The end result will be more efficient airline operations between partner carriers, and planned facility improvements for Terminals 2 and 3.

The activity taking place on the nights of May 12, 14 and 16, into the early morning hours the following day, has been planned for nearly a year. It is part of a larger effort that began when American Airlines and Delta Air Lines swapped four gates in Terminals 5 and 6 at the end of January.Each night, when the airlines that are moving have completed their operations they will begin the process of moving equipment to their new home, where they will begin operations the next morning. In many cases this means aircraft will be towed from one terminal to another, ground service equipment and entire offices will change places in the early hours of the morning.Delta will move portions of its operations on each of the three nights - May 12, 14, 16.Delta will operate from as many as four terminals between May 13 and 16. The remaining airlines will move on one day, and start in their new location the next morning.Extra staff and volunteers will be on hand to help guests find their way around.

There will be a moratorium on construction in the Central Terminal Area (CTA) during the week of the moves.While that week will be most busy, passengers using LAX should always plan ahead to navigate sidewalk and vehicle lane closures and in-terminal work.Construction alerts showing Central Terminal Area (CTA) roadway lane restrictions and sidewalk closures, as well as a pedestrian walking map and helpful airline terminal finder, can be found at www.laxishappening.com .LAX provides real-time traffic status in and around the CTA, and space availability in the terminal area parking garages and Lot C on Waze, the community-based traffic reporting app.

Is Your Airline Moving?

Passengers can expect more activity in the CTA than usual, and should plan to arrive earlier normal, when flying between May 12 and the end of the month as they become accustomed to the airlines' new locations.

Moving on May 12-13 are:

Allegiant, Frontier and Sun Country (from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5), Boutique Air and Virgin America (from Terminal 3 to Terminal 6), and Virgin Australia (moving from Terminal 3 to TBIT (passengers bused from T2 to TBIT for check in, with flights continuing to depart from TBIT). Additionally, Volaris will move its aircraft from Terminal 2 to TBIT. Check-in will continue at Terminal 2 and passengers will access their flights via post-security bus service to TBIT.

Moving on May 14-15 are:

Avianca and Interjet (from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3 for check-in, with passengers walking to TBIT to catch their flights) and Spirit (from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5).

Moving on May 16-17 are:

Air Canada (from Terminal 2 to Terminal 6), Hawaiian (from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5) and JetBlue (from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5).

The final change will be XL France, which will move from Terminal 2 to Terminal 6 when it resumes seasonal service June 4.

More information on the upcoming changes, including a fact sheet listing the affected airlines and a map showing the locations as of May 17, 2017, is available at http://www.laxishappening.com/laxonthemove.aspx

Roadway Impacts in and near the CTA:

pickup and drop-off area for parking shuttles
A pickup and drop-off area for parking shuttles and Lot C buses opened in mid-April on the Upper/Departures Level

Terminal Construction/Renovation :

Security Screening Check Point area T1
A new Security Screening Check Point area opened in Terminal 1 in early April.

Sidewalk/Walkway/Parking Structure Restrictions and Closures :


Landside Access Modernization Program :

To improve the passenger experience, relieve congestion and enhance LAX's status as a world-class airport, Los Angeles World Airports has proposed the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). The program, which includes an Automated People Mover for access to the CTA, a Consolidated Rent-A-Car Center and connection to Metro light-rail service, requires federal and local approval as part of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Thus far, some exploratory work, such as geotechnical surveying, has taken place.Crews are expected to begin installing survey markers in the CTA in the near future.

Please note that all dates provided in this notice are subject to change.

Traffic alerts and current airport conditions are posted on LAX's social media sites at www.Facebook/com/LAInternationalAirport and www.Twitter.com/flyLAXairport .A construction hotline at (310) 649-LAWA or (310) 649-5292 is also available.Real-time traffic conditions in and around the airport are available at www.laxishappening.com and by following @LAAirportPDon Twitter.

Motorists can help reduce traffic congestion in and around LAX by taking shared-ride public transportation to and from LAX, including the inexpensive and convenient FlyAway® bus service to and from Hollywood, Long Beach, Metro Orange Line Bus stop (in San Fernando Valley), Union Station, Van Nuys and Westwood.If picking up passengers, motorists can use the free LAX Cell Phone Waiting Lot at the intersection of 96th Street and Vicksburg Avenue, next to the entrance of LAX Economy Parking Lot C.

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX is the fourth busiest passenger airport in the world, second in the United States, and was named Skytrax' 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports. LAX served more than 80.9 million passengers in 2016 an increase of almost 8 percent from last year.As of March 2017, LAX offers 692 daily nonstop flights to 91 U.S. cities and 1,220 weekly nonstop flights to 78 international destinations in 41 countries on 66 commercial air carriers. LAX ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.2 million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion. LAX handled 697,138 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2016.

An economic impactanalysis based on 2014 activity,found LAX generated more than 620,600 jobs in Southern California with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion to the Greater Los Angeles region. The economic benefits of LAX added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The analysis 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 is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys, one of the busiest general aviation facilities in the U.S. – 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.lawa.aero/lax or follow on Twitter @flyLAXAirport , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LAInternationalAirport , and on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/laxairport1 . Information about LAX's ongoing multi-billion-dollar LAX Modernization Program, as well as tips and shortcuts to help navigate LAX during construction, are available at www.LAXisHappening.com .

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