For Immediate Release
Dec. 4, 2019
Four iconic Los Angeles personalities are among the latest to be featured in passenger greetings at Los Angeles International Airport, including: (left to right) Billie Eilish, Jared Goff, Issa Rae and Zedd.
(Los Angeles, CA) Four new famous voices are now greeting guests at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), welcoming travelers to Los Angeles as the latest in the airport's "Voices of Los Angeles" project.
In July, LAX launched “Voices of Los Angeles,” playing recorded messages from iconic local figures who reflect the diversity, creativity and wow-factor you can only find in the City of Angels. The “Voices of Los Angeles” include local entertainers, sports figures, musicians, actors, chefs and other celebrity voices that echo the spirit of Los Angeles. The four newest voices now playing include:
- Billie Eilish, singer-songwriter and Los Angeles native
- Issa Rae, native Angeleno, co-creator, writer and Emmy-nominated lead actress in the HBO television series “Insecure” (which takes place in the City of Los Angeles)
- Jared Goff, quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams
- Zedd, Grammy award-winning record producer, DJ and musician
“Los Angeles is the City of Stars, and LAX is excited to bring the voices of some of these stars into our airport with inspiring and engaging messages that welcome all to our great city,” said Deborah Flint, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). “The Voices of Los Angeles project has proven to be extremely popular with our guests, and we're excited to continue showcasing entertainers, athletes and more as a fun way to surprise our guests and celebrate the diversity, creativity and talent of these incredible Angelenos.”
The messages, which will rotate throughout the day and be replaced on a regular basis with new voices, will play on the overhead announcement system inside each terminal. The messages will identify each speaker and welcome travelers to LAX and the City of Los Angeles.
Click here to listen to each of the four new voices. Follow #LAXVoicesOfLosAngeles on Twitter for more.
Additional Voices of Los Angeles will be announced as they are included in the rotation.
LAX, the fourth-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 10th in the world in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.4 million tons of air cargo. 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.
As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Alternative formats in large print, braille, audio, and other forms (if possible) will be provided upon request.