LAX Flyaway Westwood Service to Relocate Operations Closer to UCLA Campus on March 18
03/11/2019 01:15 PM
Operations will begin at intersection of Swarthmore and Galey.
For Immediate Release
March 11, 2019
LAX FLYAWAY® WESTWOOD SERVICE TO RELOCATE OPERATIONS CLOSER TO UCLA CAMPUS ON MARCH 18
Westwood service will arrive and depart from the northwest part of the intersection of Strathmore Place and Gayley Avenue, approximately one mile north of its current location. The service schedule will remain the same.
(Los Angeles, CA) On Monday, March 18, the FlyAway® bus stop in Westwood will move to its new location on Galey Avenue, just north of Strathmore Place on the east side of the street. The new location is adjacent to UCLA student housing and dormitories. Previously, the Westwood FlyAway® stop was a nearly 1-mile walk into Westwood Village from the campus. The new location's intersection also services Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) buses, Santa Clarita Transit, LADOT, Antelope Valley Transit Authority commuter express buses, the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, Amtrak Thruway, and FlixBus long distance service.
“When it comes to public transportation choices like the FlyAway bus, having a convenient location is critical,” said Gabriel Eshaghian, Commissioner, Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners. “The new FlyAway stop location in Westwood is easier for students and the greater Westside community to get to and provides an excellent option for our LAX guests and employees.”
"At only $10 per trip, the Westwood FlyAway continues to be an easy, cost-effective option for those coming and going to LAX from UCLA and the surrounding neighborhoods," said Keith Wilschetz, Deputy Executive Director for Operations and Emergency Management, LAWA. "The new location is now much closer to UCLA student housing, and also services a wide variety of regional transit authorities."
The service's schedule between the new bus stop location and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) remains unchanged. The regular schedule from the Westwood bus stop to LAX operates hourly from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, including Sundays and holidays. One-way service to or from LAX is $10, though the fare will be discounted when using a Transit Access Pass (TAP) Card issued by LA Metro. EZ Pass holders can enjoy discounts on service based on the zone they paid for. See www.laxflyaway.org for more information.
In addition to the Westwood location, the FlyAway® provides direct service from four other locations across Los Angeles County: Hollywood, Long Beach, Union Station, and Van Nuys. More than 1.9 million people used the FlyAway® bus service in 2018.
About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX, the fifth-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States, was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX. LAX served more than 87.5 million passengers in 2018 and offers an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 109 cities in the U.S. and 1,281 weekly nonstop flights to 93 markets in 47 countries on 69 commercial airlines. 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 707,883 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2018.
LAX generated 620,600 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study 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 was honored as having the “Best Overall Customer Service Program” by Airports Council International-North America; named the “Best Airport for Breastfeeding Moms” by Mamava; selected for the Top 10 “Best of the U.S.’s Big Airports” (Wall Street Journal) and “Most Pet-Friendly Airports in the U.S. (Mental Floss); named the second-most improved airport in the U.S. by JD Power; received an “Innovation Award” from the L.A. Better Business Challenge for its Central Utility Plant; and named a “Business Leader in Air Quality” by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
LAX is also the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to wego.com. LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – 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.
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