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Dec 13 2019, 08:00 AM
ON NATIONAL LOST & FOUND DAY, LAX ANNOUNCES NEW TECHNOLOGY TO REUNITE GUESTS WITH THEIR MISPLACED BELONGINGS

(Los Angeles, CA) From wallets and purses to laptops and teddy bears, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has a new way to reconnect airport guests with lost belongings. 

LAX, the second-busiest airport in the United States, receives an average of 5,000 to 7,000 items each month at the airport’s Lost and Found office. Managed by the Los Angeles Airport Police Department, the LAX Lost and Found is a warehouse filled with tens of thousands of items left behind by airport visitors. With recovered items kept for at least 90 days in the hope of finding their owners, Airport Police stores up to 30,000 individual items on any given day.

Dec 12 2019, 04:30 PM
HOLIDAY CHEER ARRIVES AT LAX, KICKS OFF WITH 'SOUNDS OF THE SEASON' PERFORMANCES

(Los Angeles, CA)(Los Angeles, CA) During the holiday season, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is spreading joyful cheer with a variety of festive events to entertain airport guests.

Dec 12 2019, 11:00 AM
LAX COMPLETES FIRST FOUNDATION POUR FOR INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION FACILITY – WEST
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) future parking and mobility hub – the Intermodal Transportation Facility – West (ITF-West) – notched a significant milestone with the first foundation pour for the 1.7-million-square-foot facility, marking a new phase in construction for the facility. ITF-West will provide much needed pick-up/drop-off locations and parking options outside of the airport’s Central Terminal Area (CTA) when it opens in 2021 and then reaches full optimization with connection to the new Automated People Mover train in 2023.
Dec 04 2019, 09:07 AM
‘VOICES OF LOS ANGELES’ BRINGS FOUR NEW CELEBRITY WELCOME MESSAGES TO LAX
(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.
Dec 03 2019, 11:00 AM
DECEMBER MODERNIZATION HIGHLIGHTS: Key Updates on Construction Projects at LAX
(Los Angeles, CA) Each month, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) 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.
Dec 02 2019, 02:30 PM
ANOTHER EXTREMELY BUSY EVENING FOR LAX ON THE FINAL DAY OF THANKSGIVING PEAK TRAVEL
(Los Angeles, CA) The Thanksgiving travel season for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), which ends on Tuesday, is officially one of the busiest on record. LAWA officials continue to urge travelers to plan for extra time at the airport today given the high volume of travelers. Today’s passenger volume is expected to be on par with yesterday’s, with nearly 250,000 travelers forecasted. Peak travel times today will also rival those of yesterday, when more than 90,000 people, the capacity of the Rose Bowl, came through LAX in just a five-hour period. Today’s “super peak” is expected between 5-9 p.m.
Nov 29 2019, 10:00 AM
LAX ENCOURAGES GUESTS TO SUPPORT LA-BASED SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
(Los Angeles, CA) In anticipation of Small Business Saturday, a national celebration of the local, small, business that are a critical part of our economy, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) encourages airport guests to support LAX's many L.A.-based and locally-owned and operated small businesses during this bustling holiday weekend.

Nov 27 2019, 12:06 PM
LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS ANNOUNCES CEO DEPARTURE IN MARCH 2020
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) today announced that CEO Deborah Flint has accepted an offer to serve as President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), which operates Toronto Pearson Airport, effective March 2020. The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners will be conducting an international search for a new CEO.
Nov 22 2019, 05:08 PM
LAX ANTICIPATES ANOTHER RECORD-BREAKING THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY AND REMINDS GUESTS TO PLAN FOR EXTRA TIME AT THE AIRPORT
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is forecasting another record-setting Thanksgiving holiday travel period this year, with an estimated 3.21 million passengers during the 14 days surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday. That is roughly equivalent to 80% of the entire population of Los Angeles projected to travel through LAX this Thanksgiving holiday. Last year saw long lines and backed up traffic during peak days, and with more people expected and the addition of construction, this year is expected to be no different. It is vital for travelers to plan ahead and understand the new reality of how construction and record crowds will create challenging conditions at the nation's second-busiest airport this holiday season.
Nov 22 2019, 12:30 PM
LAWA LAUNCHES NEW 'LAX HOLIDAY SHUTTLE' TO SANTA MONICA AND CENTURY CITY, INCREASES SERVICE FOR THE FLYAWAY, GREEN LINE AND METRO SHUTTLES FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
(Los Angeles, CA) Just in time for what is projected to be a record-breaking Thanksgiving holiday passenger levels, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is announcing new public transportation options and expanded service for guests going to and from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) during the holiday season. 
Nov 15 2019, 11:25 AM
HIRELAX REGISTRATION NOW OPEN, ORIENTATION TO BE HELD DECEMBER 14
(Los Angeles, CA) Officials with the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program announced that registration is now open for the program's seventh class. A mandatory orientation event will take place from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Dec. 14, at Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC). Those who are selected for the program will begin class early next year. 
Nov 12 2019, 09:30 AM
TWO WEEKS AFTER LAX-IT LAUNCH, LAWA NOTES EIGHT STRAIGHT DAYS OF SMOOTH OPERATIONS, CONSISTENT SINGLE-DIGIT WAIT TIMES FOR TAXIS AND RIDE APPS
(Los Angeles, CA) –Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced that as the new LAX-it ride app and taxi pickup lot reaches two weeks since opening, wait times for rides have seen dramatic reductions since the first days of operation and the system is working as intended.
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