News Releases

Oct 03 2018, 10:32 AM
Los Angeles World Airports and Cornell University Create First of Its Kind Partnership to Elevate the Guest Experience at LAX
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is launching a first of its kind partnership with Cornell University’s online learning unit, eCornell, to provide key front-line staff at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) the training and tools necessary to create exceptional guest experiences. Cornell University’s Hotel School is a world leader in hospitality management, making the partnership with LAX a natural fit as the airport aims to adopt a hospitality mindset throughout the LAX journey. LAX is the first airport to partner with Cornell University for this training.
Sep 27 2018, 10:30 AM
Bob Hope USO Moves Into New Home at LAX's Historic Theme Building
(Los Angeles, CA) Bob Hope USO celebrated its move into the historic Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Wednesday with a grand opening event that featured remarks from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who served his country as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve and was instrumental in the project to relocate the USO Center, and leadership from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the Bob Hope USO and military officials. The ceremony and a ribbon cutting were attended by nearly 500 supporters and community leaders.
Sep 21 2018, 02:09 PM
LAX, American Association of Airport Executives, Debut New "Ride App Pickup" Icon to Clearly Identify Pick-Up/Drop-Off Areas at U.S. Airports
(Los Angeles, CA) This month, Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA) officials, in partnership with the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) deployed a new wayfinding sign to help guests find app-based ride services at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The new term, called Ride App Pickup, was developed in partnership between LAWA, AAAE, and other national airports, and is expected to gradually be deployed at airports across the U.S. in the coming months. LAX is the first airport to debut the new term and icon.
Sep 20 2018, 02:30 PM
Successful North Complex Power Shutdown Exercise Provides Valuable Insight on LAX's Power Resiliency
(Los Angeles, CA) Late in the evening of Tuesday, September 11, more than 300 personnel from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), Los Angeles Airport Police Division, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, concessionaires, airlines, and airport partners gathered on the roof of Parking Structure 2A and at the Department Operations Center (DOC) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to commence an overnight power exercise. The planned exercise assessed the impact a complete loss of power would have on the north terminals (Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3) and the resiliency of the systems in place in the case of such a power failure. The exercise, while only on the north complex, provided a real-time test of the backup generators, fire/life/safety systems, emergency communications and recovery protocols that are in place in the case of a major power failure.
Sep 07 2018, 01:30 PM
Board of Airport Commissioners Increases Investment in Musical Arts Program at LAX
(Los Angeles, CA) Yesterday, the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) approved an amendment to add an additional $150,000 to the contract with Grand Performances for the development and production of cultural programming at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Grand Performances collaborates with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) on the LAX Presents program, which features Los Angeles-based artists performing in the unique space of an international airport. The 2018 LAX Presents line-up includes 18 performances across nine months, including six classical performances, a DJ with dancers and a percussionist, a marionette show, and a dance troupe influenced by the India subcontinent.
Sep 07 2018, 10:30 AM
Los Angeles World Airports Appoints Two New Deputy Executive Directors To Its Leadership Team
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Chief Executive Officer Deborah Flint announced the appointment of two new Deputy Executive Directors. Mr. Bernardo Gogna will serve as the Deputy Executive Director – Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) Executive and Ms. Michelle D. Schwartz will serve as the Deputy Executive Director – Chief of External Affairs.
Sep 06 2018, 12:08 PM
Los Angeles World Airports Recommends LA Gateway Partners to Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Maintain the Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) Facility at LAX
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) has approved L.A. Gateway Partners (LAGP) as the Recommended Developer (RD) for the Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) Facility and has initiated the first agreement between the parties. The agreement with LAGP sets in motion the path towards full contract approval by BOAC and the Los Angeles City Council to design, build, finance, operate and maintain (DBFOM) the ConRAC at LAX.
Aug 30 2018, 01:50 PM
LAX and TSA Showcase New Scanning and Screening Technology at Terminal 1
(Los Angeles, CA) The traditional end of the busy summer travel season will bring with it an estimated 2.35 percent increase in the number of travelers over the five-day Labor Day weekend travel period compared to 2017 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). LAX officials expect 1,131,405 passengers to use the airport between Friday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 4 this year. That compares to 1,105,295 for the same Friday - Tuesday period in 2017.
Aug 30 2018, 11:25 AM
LAX Expects to Close Summer Travel Season with Record-Breaking Labor Day Weekend
(Los Angeles, CA) The traditional end of the busy summer travel season will bring with it an estimated 2.35 percent increase in the number of travelers over the five-day Labor Day weekend travel period compared to 2017 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). LAX officials expect 1,131,405 passengers to use the airport between Friday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 4 this year. That compares to 1,105,295 for the same Friday - Tuesday period in 2017.
Aug 17 2018, 12:45 PM
LAWA Welcomes New LAFD Assistant Chief Elise Brodowy as Liaison to LAX and VNY Airports
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Battalion Chief Elise "Nikki" Brodowy was recently appointed as Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Liaison alongside her promotion to Assistant Chief. In her new role, Assistant Chief Brodowy will oversee all LAFD operations at Los Angeles International (LAX) and Van Nuys (VNY) general aviation airports, including emergency response and coordination between LAFD and other first responders operating at both airports. As an LAFD veteran, Chief Brodowy brings 24 years of leadership and administrative experience to her position, which will be applied to matters of public safety and airport security.
Aug 16 2018, 12:10 PM
Board of Airport Commissioners Approves Concession, Lease Agreements with Seven Companies to Locate at New Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) approved concession and lease agreements with seven rental car companies representing 14 brands that will relocate to the new Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility when it opens in 2023.
Jul 27 2018, 01:30 PM
Bob Hope USO Moves Into New Home at LAX's Historic Theme Building
(Los Angeles, CA) Bob Hope USO at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has a new address today, after moving earlier this morning into the ground level of the iconic Theme Building on Center Way.
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