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OCTOBER 03, 2017

The start of work on Terminal 1.5 highlights LAX's $14 billion makeover.Read more

Issue Date: 10/04/2017
Contact: Katherine Alvarado
(424) 646-5260


AIRPORT POLICE AND U.S. CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION OFFICERS ENJOY A CUP OF COFFEE WITH LAX GUESTS ON COFFEE WITH A COP DAY

 

Event Offers Opportunity for Guests to Interact with Officers in a Relaxed Environment

 

(Los Angeles, California – October 4, 2017) Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) guests enjoyed a fresh cup of coffee and conversation with Los Angeles Airport Police and U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) officers as part of Coffee with a Cop, a national event where officers and community members come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

            The majority of contacts officers have with airport guests happen during emergencies, emotional situations or travel processes and transactions and not always the most effective times for relationship building. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

            “National Coffee with a Cop Day provides a wonderful opportunity for our airport police officers to build new and stronger ties with the traveling public and airport employees, in a relaxed and casual environment” said David Maggard, Los Angeles Airport Police Chief.

            “With everything going on in the world, we sometimes lose the human connection between law enforcement and the community, but events like Coffee with a Cop allow one-on-one interaction, questions, and the sharing of ideas, and remind our guests and officers that we all have a role in keeping our airports safe and secure.”

            “Coffee with a Cop is great way for the public to meet CBP employees on an informal basis and engage in informal, one-on-one conversations in an effort to increase communication and understanding,” said Loretta Sanchez, Acting Port Director, Customs and Border Protection, LAX.

            Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services . Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve. The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.

 

About Airport Police 

            In addition to 550 sworn officers, Los Angeles Airport Police Division also employs 430 security officers and nearly 200 civilian professional staff. As the largest aviation law enforcement agency in the nation, Airport Police patrols and secures Los Angeles International Airport, the Nation’s second busiest and world’s fourth busiest airport, and VNY general aviation airport. 

 

About CBP 

            U.S. Customs and BorderProtection is the unifiedborderagency within the Departmentof HomelandSecurity charged with the management, control and protection of our nation'sborders at and betweenofficial ports of entry.CBP is charged with keeping terrorists andterroristweapons out of the countrywhile enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

 

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 

            LAX is the fourth busiest airport in the world, second in the United States, and was named Skytrax’ 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports.  LAX served more than 80.9 million passengers in 2016.  LAX offers 737 daily nonstop flights to 100 cities in the U.S. and 1,386 weekly nonstop flights to 88 cities in 44 countries on 73 commercial air carriers.  LAX ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.2 million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion.  LAX handled 697,138 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2016. 

            An economic study based on 2014 operations reported 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. 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 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.

            For more information about LAX, please visit www.lawa.aero/lax or follow on Twitter @flyLAXAirport , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LAInternationalAirport , and on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/laxairport1 .  Information about LAX’s ongoing multi-billion-dollar LAX Modernization Program, as well as tips and shortcuts to help navigate LAX during construction, are available at www.LAXisHappening.com .  

            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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Issue Date: 10/02/2017
Contact: K. Alvarado
(424) 646-5260


LAX PARTNERS WITH WESTFIELD, TSA AND LOCAL SCHOOLS TO CELEBRATE GUESTSAS PART OF NATIONAL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEK

 

LAX Pylons

National Customer Appreciation Week kicks-off
National Customer Appreciation Week kicks-off with an LAX Spirit Rally by Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet High School to thank guests for flying LAX.

(Los Angeles, California – October 2, 2017)  In celebration of National Customer Appreciation Week, October 2–6, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) partnered with Westfield, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and local schools to offer guests a series of exciting events including an LAX Spirit Rally, free massages from XpresSpa, and special performances from the TSA/LAX Chorus and local award-winning choir, Genesis “The Balm.”

Guests are invited to enjoy:

Customer Appreciation Week “LAX Spirit Rally” 

Monday, October 2, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) outside courtyard, Upper/Departures Level between TBIT and Terminal 4

·        Westchester High School Enriched Sciences Magnet High School at 11 a.m.

·        Venice High School at 4 p.m.

  Complimentary XpresSpa massages and spin-the-wheel games courtesy of LAX and Westfield

Thursday, October 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

TBIT Great Hall, beyond TSA screening

 

Genesis “The Balm” choir performance

Thursday, October 5, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

TSA/LAX Chorus

Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m.

Performers will be located at Terminal 7, Upper/Departures Level, at the area immediately after TSA screening

 

“We are excited to partner with Westfield, TSA and our local schools to offer for a host of activities that reflects our appreciation of our many guests who help make LAX the second busiest airport in the nation,” said LAWA Chief Experience Officer Barbara Yamamoto.  “We are grateful for this opportunity to showcase what is unique to Los Angeles and find ways to delight our guests not just during this week but each day.”

“We place travelers at the center of everything we do,” said Dan Hough, LAX Vice President, Westfield Airports. “Together with LAWA we would like to make sure they know just how much they mean to us.”

The week’s celebration also includes visits by LAX PUPs (Pets Untressing Passengers) and volunteers at boarding gate areas who will be offering giveaways to waiting travelers.

 

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

           LAX is the fourth busiest airport in the world, second in the United States, and was named Skytrax’ 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports.  LAX served more than 80.9 million passengers in 2016.  LAX offers 742 daily nonstop flights to 101 cities in the U.S. and 1,280 weekly nonstop flights to 77 cities in 42 countries on 64 commercial air carriers.  LAX ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.2 million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion.  LAX handled 697,138 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2016. 

An economic study based on 2014 operations reported LAX generated 620,610 jobs in Southern California with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion.  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, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.

For more information about LAX, please visit www.lawa.aero/lax or follow on Twitter @flyLAXAirport, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LAInternationalAirport, and on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/laxairport1.  Information about LAX’s ongoing multi-billion-dollar LAX Modernization Program, as well as tips and shortcuts to help navigate LAX during construction, are available at www.LAXisHappening.com.  

          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.

                       

 

 

Sep News

SEPTEMBER 07, 2017


Arbor Vitae Weekend Closures Set.Read More

SEPTEMBER 07, 2017

Work continues on the $14 billion modernization of LAX.Read More

SEPTEMBER 01, 2017

The Labor Day holiday weekend is expected to draw 888,000 passengers to LAX. Read More

Aug News

AUGUST 07, 2017


A project to locate utility lines will require lane closures on city streets east of the Central Terminal Area starting later this week.Read More

Jul News

JULY 24, 2017

A resurfacing project may impact travelers headed to LAX this week.Read More

JULY 14, 2017

The Board of Airport Commissioners approved a trio of items that move forward plans to connect all nine terminals at LAX beyond security. Read More

JULY 14, 2017

A Request for Proposals for an Automated People Mover will be issued later this month. Read More

JULY 5, 2017

A project to locate utilities as part of the planning for three Automated People Mover stations will reduce lanes nightly on Center Way.Read More

Jun News

JUNE 30, 2017

Changes continue on roadways in an near LAX as summer travel heats up.Read More

JUNE 2, 2017

American will commit to $1.6 billion investment as it continues to its grow presence at LAX.Read More

JUNE 1, 2017

After more than a dozen airlines change terminals, summer travel is heating up. Read More

May News

MAY 2017

Change is in the air with "LAX on the MOVE," as more than 20 airlines changes locations in May. Read More

Apr News

APRIL 2017

Major construction projects will continue to impact travelers during April, with sidewalk and vehicle lane closures and in-terminal work. Read More

Mar News

MARCH 16, 2017

In the midst of a strategic and collaborative initiative to improve the guest experience, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has been named one of Skytrax 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports.Read More

MARCH 2, 2017

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners certified the Final Environmental Impact Report for proposed Landside Access Modernization Program at LAX and recommended that the Los Angeles City Council approve the program. Read More

MARCH 2017

Major construction projects will continue to impact travelers during March, with sidewalk and vehicle lane closures and in-terminal work. Read More

Feb News

FEBRUARY 2017

Major construction projects will continue to impact travelers during February, with sidewalk and vehicle lane closures and in-terminal work. Read More

FEBRUARY 1, 2017

The first of several public hearings regarding the entitlement process for LAX proposed Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) is scheduled for February 2, 2017. Read More

FEBRUARY 1, 2017

Major construction projects will continue to impact travelers during February, with sidewalk and vehicle lane closures and in-terminal work. Read More

Jan News

JANUARY 31, 2017

American Airlines is moving its Terminal 6 operations to Terminal 5, while Delta is adding 4 gates in Terminal 6. Download a quick fact sheet or read all the details here. And be sure to check your gate before heading to LAX.

JANUARY 23, 2017

A new traffic-improvement program is underway at Los Angeles international Airport (LAX). Get informed on the latest initiatives here.

JANUARY 1, 2017

Major construction projects will continue to impact travelers during January, with sidewalk and vehicle lane closures and in-terminal work. Read More

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