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Jul 09 2019, 01:23 PM
LAX Staff Graduates from Innovative Cornell University Airport Hospitality Program
(Los Angeles, CA) A first-of-its-kind program that teaches hospitality skills that can be applied to the unique operating environment of a 24/7 airport graduated its first class of staff from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) today.
Jul 02 2019, 01:23 PM
Urth Caffé at LAX Named Airport Coffee Shop of the Year in International Food and Beverage Awards
(Los Angeles, CA) – Urth Caffé & Bar, which is located in Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Terminal 1 and managed by Areas, has been named the Best Airport Coffee, Tea, Non-alcoholic Beverage Outlet of the Year at The Moodie Davitt Report’s 2019 Airport Food & Beverage Conference & Awards (FAB). The international FAB Awards honor the best in the airport food and beverage industry who are championing innovation and excellence.
Jul 01 2019, 03:34 PM
LAX Aviation Career Education Academy Showcases Aviation Career Paths for Middle and High School Students
(Los Angeles, CA) – Los Angeles International Airport's (LAX's) annual Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy concluded last week, after sharing more than 150 aviation-related career paths with 35 middle and high school students. The program showcases opportunities in the aviation industry through hands-on presentations and field trips led by industry professionals and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) staff.
Jul 01 2019, 11:02 AM
July Modernization Highlights
(Los Angeles, CA) Each month, Los Angeles World Airports shares updates on current and upcoming construction projects at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). As the airport is in the midst of a multibillion-dollar modernization program, new projects are starting with regular frequency. This newsletter contains information about the status of projects within the terminals at LAX, as well as construction impacts to the airport roadways and the surrounding communities.
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
(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).
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