Parking Relief Is On the Way with Opening of Economy Lot E on March 28

03/18/2019 02:13 PM

For Immediate Release
March 18, 2019

Charles H. Pannunzio
(424) 646-5260

(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will be expanding the number of spaces available for economy parking to approximately 2,000 later this month. A new long-term lot, Economy Lot E, will officially open to the public on Thursday, March 28.

Economy Lot E is located off 111th Street between Aviation and La Cienega boulevards, near the 105 and 405 freeways. The new lot will initially offer approximately 2,000 spaces, increasing to 2,700 when fully open in mid-June. The former economy lot, Lot C, will close to the public on April 1.

“Providing convenient and economical parking is part of creating a seamless travel experience for airport guests and Economy Lot E will greatly expand our ability to meet this need,” said Jeffrey Utterback, Chief Commercial Development Officer, LAWA. "By capitalizing on the use of automation, guests will be able to pay for their parking prior to exiting the lot.”

Just like Lot C, the new Economy Lot E will offer free shuttle service to and from LAX, 24 hours a day. The ride between Lot E and the airport is expected to take 15 to 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. The daily parking rate will be $12, the same price that parking at Lot C has been since 2009. Payment options will include cash, credit card, and mobile payments (Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Samsung Pay). Parking ambassadors will still be available to help customers who have issues such as lost tickets or discrepancies.

“As passenger traffic increases, so does the demand for long-term parking, and Economy Lot E is a great choice for our guests,” said Keith Wilschetz, Deputy Executive Director, Operations and Emergency Management. “By moving the long-term parking to Economy Lot E, we are providing more spaces while at the same time making room for construction of the Automated People Mover and additional employee parking.”

Crews from LAWA and other city agencies are busy preparing for the move, including installation of new signs to direct guests to Economy Lot E. LAWA officials urge guests to allow additional time to reach the new lot, park and take the shuttle bus to the airport, especially during the first weeks of operations.


Once the new Lot E opens, guests who have parked in Lot C will have until April 19 to move their cars. They will be able to reach their vehicle on the Lot E shuttle buses by informing the driver that they are parked in Lot C. Vehicles left in Lot C after April 19 are subject to removal.


Later this spring, Lot C will be converted into lay-down space for construction activities and employee parking, which is also in heavy demand around the airport due to construction activities. In 2021, a 4,700 space parking structure is scheduled to open as part of the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP).

For more information on LAX's Economy Lot E and a link to frequently asked questions about the lot, please visit:

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)


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 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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