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2008-09-29 03:00:23

CONSIDERING the state of the economy, the cost of fuel and the loss of a federal grant, it's not a huge surprise that United Airlines decided to stop flying out of L.A./Palmdale Regional Airport in December. Not surprising, perhaps, but truly unfortunate to the greater goal of regionalizing Los Angeles' heavy air traffic. It was just a year ago that the major carrier decided to return to Palmdale, giving travelers in Southern California another option to the crunch of Los Angeles...

2008-09-26 09:00:27

WHAT: LA/Palmdale Regional Airport (PMD) will join over 100 other community organizations in hosting the 17th annual Salute to Youth event. Over 2,500 high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to visit with employers and discuss career opportunities. WHO: Southern California and Antelope Valley area employers High Desert area High school juniors and seniors WHEN: Friday, September 26, 2008...

2008-09-23 21:00:22

WHAT: LA/Palmdale Regional Airport (PMD) will join over 100 other community organizations in hosting the 17th annual Salute to Youth event. Over 2,500 high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to visit with employers and discuss career opportunities. WHO: Southern California and Antelope Valley area employers High Desert area High school juniors and seniors WHEN: Friday, September 26, 2008...

2008-09-23 18:00:27

The August issue of the LAX Connection E-newsletter is now available online at http://www.lawa.org/lax/laxConnection.cfm. The newsletter provides information and news about Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) passenger services and new air service to the public and the travel-tourism industry. This month's issue features news about the relocation of five airlines to other terminals, the new food concessions in Terminals 1, 2, 4 and 7, the introduction of the Global Entry program for...

2008-09-20 12:00:00

By Art Marroquin United Airlines will pull service from L.A./Palmdale Regional Airport on Dec. 7, dealing a massive setback in the effort to divert air traffic from Los Angeles International Airport to outlying facilities. Record-high fuel costs and a general lack of traveler interest hampered United since it launched service between Palmdale and San Francisco on June 7, 2007. "I'm not surprised at all because this wasn't a lucrative route to begin with," said Los Angeles City Councilman...

2008-09-16 21:00:20

The Board of Airport Commissioners on Monday approved $8.5 million worth of contracts with Coach America Los Angeles to oversee operations of two FlyAway bus routes out of Los Angeles International Airport. The board signed off on a 15-month, $7.4 million contract allowing Coach America to continue providing the service between LAX and Van Nuys Airport. The panel also approved a $1.1 million, 13-month extension of its current contract with Coach America to provide service between LAX...

2008-09-05 09:00:24

In the wake of airline scheduling cutbacks, Great Lakes Airlines is adding flights at LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT). Beginning Sept. 8, Great Lakes starts service to Visalia and Merced in California, and Prescott and Phoenix in Arizona. The airline will use Beechcraft 1900D aircraft. "With other airlines recently cutting destinations and frequencies at ONT, we welcome the arrival of Great Lakes Airlines," said Jess Romo, ONT's manager. "Passengers now have flights to new...

2008-09-04 03:00:16

By Art Marroquin The accidental discharge of a fire extinguisher aboard a bus at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday prompted a response from a hazardous materials crew and closure of most traffic lanes. Airport officials said a man was boarding an LAX Fly-Away bus parked in front of Terminal One when his bag hit the extinguisher, causing it to loudly discharge a white powdery substance. It was unclear how many people were on the bus during the 10:45 a.m. incident, but they...

2008-08-27 18:00:39

Los Angeles International Airport's (LAX) busy summer travel season concludes with the four-day Labor Day weekend. An estimated 825,000 travelers are expected to depart and arrive on flights at LAX from Friday, August 29 through Monday, Sept. 1, approximately the same number as Labor Day weekend last year. LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) is expecting to serve approximately 79,000 travelers over the four-day holiday weekend, five percent less than last year. In the first seven...

2008-08-21 21:00:26

The August issue of the LAX Connection E-newsletter is now available online at http://www.lawa.org/lax/laxConnection.cfm. The newsletter provides information and news about Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) passenger services and new air service to the public and the travel-tourism industry. This month's issue features news about the progress of renovation in the Tom Bradley International Terminal, artwork by local artists on display at LAX passenger terminals, latest issue of the...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.