This morning, at approximately 5:30 a.m., all passengers and employees in Terminal 1 of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) were asked to exit the secure area of the terminal to be rescreened. This action was taken at the direction of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and out of an abundance of caution, due to the disruption of power experienced by LAX the previous evening.
This evening at 6:29 p.m., Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) experienced a significant power disruption that caused the loss of power to the entire Central Terminal Area (CTA). This occurred due to a power "bump" at an off-airport Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) substation, which caused a power disruption throughout the airport.
LAX Welcomes World's Most Eco-Friendly Commercial Flight as United Commits to LAX 'Eco-Hub- with Purchase of Biofuel
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, World Environment Day, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) welcomed United Airlines flight 310, the most eco-friendly commercial flight in aviation history. The arrival of this historic flight coincides with United’s commitment to purchase up to 10 million gallons of sustainable aviation biofuel at LAX.
LAWA Announces the Retirement of Chief Operating Officer Samson Mengistu
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced the retirement of Chief Operating Officer Samson Mengistu. His retirement comes after a 30-year career at the City of Los Angeles, more than 25 of them at LAWA. He has served under four Los Angeles mayors, and numerous Airport Commissions and LAWA administrations.
(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.
Leo's Xpress Food Truck Brings Authentic Mexican Street Food to Terminal 4 at LAX
(Los Angeles, CA) Are you ready to taste some of the best Mexican food that Los Angeles has to offer? Now that Leo's Xpress Food Truck is open for business in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), you can do so right after you touch down in LA. The truck is the newest local food concept by global restaurateur HMSHost and its Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise partner, Havana House.
Los Angeles World Airports and Los Angeles Unified Partner to Put Students and Adults to Work at LAX
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the Los Angeles Unified School District have announced a new initiative to prepare students from schools across Los Angeles Unified for jobs in the aviation industry. This conversation between LAWA, Los Angeles Unified and the Mayor's office began last summer in an effort to prepare students for college and career.
LAX Forecasts Nearly 1.4 Million Guests for the Memorial Day Holiday, Unveils Real-Time Travel Info Via @FlyLAXstats
(Los Angeles, CA) Memorial Day represents the unofficial kick-off to the busy summer travel season, and this year Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is providing more information than ever to help passengers plan ahead for a smooth travel experience.
Success! Pedestrian Bridge Removed from LAX Central Terminal Area
(Los Angeles, CA) Following two nights of painstakingly precise work, construction crews have successfully removed the pedestrian bridge between Terminal 6 and Parking Structure 6 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), marking a major milestone in the construction of an Automated People Mover, slated to open in 2023. The work was completed in a way that minimized the impact on airport guests, with complete closures of the roadway taking place after 2 a.m., during the time period with the fewest vehicles.
LAWA and Edge4Vets Connect Veterans with Hiring Managers to Leverage Military Experience in Civilian Job Market
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Edge4Vets continued their partnership to connect military servicemen and women with jobs at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Going beyond the expectations of a conventional job fair, Edge4Vets brings veterans and hiring professionals together for a substantive discussion that highlights how veterans can discuss their military service with companies that are looking for skilled and motivated applicants. Seminar attendees connected with 20 representatives from 12 airport employers. In total, 26 people participated in today's program by attending the in-person training session or completing coursework online.
Guests Can Now Pre-Order Food for Pick-Up at Select LAX Restaurants as Part of a Newly Enhanced Digital Marketplace
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) guests can now save time and enjoy a more efficient experience thanks to a number of new digital services and the enhancement of the flyLAX.com website. This includes the ability to pre-order food and shop online by viewing products and menus for numerous restaurants and retail stores at LAX. Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) created the upgraded experience in partnership with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) Airports.
LAWA Launches New App to Help Blind and Low Vision Guests Navigate LAX with a Smartphone and Virtual Guide
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) demonstrated a cutting-edge, app-based technology that allows blind and low vision guests to navigate Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with the help of a live, internet-connected remote assistant. All that is needed to access the free service, which is now available at LAX, is a smartphone with a camera.