12/08/2021 09:00 AM

Dec. 8, 2021

LAX Public Relations
(424) 646-5260

Guests can visit to select valet parking service at Parking Structure 1

in LAX's Central Terminal Area.

(Los Angeles, CA) Guests at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) now have the option to valet park their vehicle in the garage across from Terminal 1, saving them time and reducing travel-related stress.


This new valet service, available now inside Parking Structure 1 and coming soon to other locations within the Central Terminal Area, offers the fastest parking experience possible at LAX with a quick drop off inside the lower level of the garage, and a short walk to access to Terminals 1, 2, 6 and 7. Guests who are going to other terminals may choose to walk or pick up the Terminal Connector shuttle at Terminal 1.


"Valet parking is one of the top requests we receive from travelers who want the most efficient, easiest parking experience possible, and we are excited to unveil this new option for our guests,” said Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). “The introduction of valet parking at LAX is being done in tandem with significant improvements across our parking structures, including allowing guests to pre-book parking, streamlined entry and exit, contactless payment, clear wayfinding to open spaces and plentiful electronic vehicle charging. Those who haven’t parked at LAX for a while will be in for a truly great surprise."


To use the new service, guests should enter Parking Structure 1 using the first driveway on the Lower/Arrivals level, then drive to the designated valet area via a dedicated and marked lane. Guests can arrange for their vehicle to be ready to drive away upon their return or to have it pulled up close to an exit area. The drive-up cost to valet a vehicle is $70 per day, however, booking ahead of time at offers discounted rates which vary depending on the dates selected, duration of stay and how far it is booked in advance. Valet attendants are uniformed, professional staff, and will provide a gold-standard level of service to those who choose to valet park.


The new service is another component of the ongoing modernization of LAX's parking facilities into world-class smart facilities. The new and improved services that LAWA will offer as smart parking continues to roll out include:

  • Significantly enhanced user experience includes the ability for parking guests to more easily and more conveniently find the best value and parking option for their trip. Guests can now pre-book parking online, including their choice of parking garage and parking option.

  • Guidance/wayfinding signage so guests can find the right parking option. Guidance and wayfinding will be on roadways approaching the airport, at the entrance of garages and every floor identifying parking availability at each level, with light indicators above each parking spot.

  • Automated parking infrastructure to include automated gates and contactless payment functionality, automated license plate readers, credit card and bar code readers, and pay-on-foot machines.

  • EV parking offerings to enhance LAWA’s commitment to green programs. Guests will have the option to reserve EV parking online, and pay their EV fees through a one-step payment process for parking and EV charging based on actual kilowattage used, where applicable.

LAWA plans to gradually roll out these services to additional selected parking structures in the CTA over the coming months.

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX, the third-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States in 2019, is in the midst of a $14.5-billion capital improvement program that will touch on all nine passenger terminals and build new facilities, including an Automated People Mover (APM) train, Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility and the West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal.


In 2019, LAX served nearly 88.1 million passengers and offered an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 113 destinations in the U.S. and 1,200 weekly nonstop flights to 91 markets in 46 countries on 72 commercial airlines.


LAX generates 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 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 (LAWA), a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.


LAWA is leading the aviation industry in sustainability practices, with initiatives related to water management, energy (electricity) management, air quality, recycling and natural resources management. In 2019, LAX received Level III ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation from Airport Councils International-Europe.


LAWA is also a leader in inclusivity, operating eight programs that provide opportunities for business enterprises including local, small, minority-owned, veteran-owned and disadvantaged firms, and working together with community partners to offer the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program, which targets local workers to make them ready for rewarding careers in the construction trades, and the Build LAX Academy, designed to prepare small contracting businesses for success when working on projects at LAX.


LAX was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX in 2018, and was honored as the “Most Innovative Airport for Passenger Experience” in 2019 by the American Association of Airport Executives. LAX is the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to Other recent honors have included selection as the No. 9 Best Airport (Wall Street Journal); No. 7 Best On-Time Performance for a Mega-Hub Airport (OAG); one of “The World’s Best Airports for Business Travelers” (GlobeHunters); Public-Private Partnership of the Year (P3 Bulletin); Urth Caffe, Best Airport Coffee Concession of the Year (Global FAB Awards); Innovation of the Year, Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility (ARTBA); Best Project, United Airlines Terminal 7 and 8 Redevelopment Program (Engineering News Record California); North American Public-Private Partnership Deal of the Year (IJ Global); and Innovative Transportation Solution of the Year, Automated People Mover (WTS LA).


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.


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