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2008-08-09 00:00:21

By Rick Orlov With airlines cutting flights to offset rising fuel costs, Los Angeles airport officials said Wednesday they are looking at other ways to increase revenue and reduce expenses including boosting landing fees and freezing some job positions. Gina Marie Lindsey, executive director of Los Angeles World Airports, told the City Council's Trade, Commerce and Tourism Committee that Los Angeles International Airport modernization plans for the coming year will not be affected but...

2008-08-08 03:00:29

Los Angeles World Airports remains committed to pushing flights from LAX to L.A./Ontario International Airport and its other outlying airports in Southern California. That's good. Unfortunately, it's going to be difficult to do for a while, and it's impossible to say how long. The nation's economic downturn, and especially the sky-high price of oil - and hence, jet fuel - is hitting ONT harder than just about any other midsize or larger airport in the country. ONT will have lost...

2008-08-07 03:00:23

By Andrea Bennett The reduction in domestic flights at L.A./Ontario International Airport will result in a short-term financial loss, but won't hurt future plans for diverting flights from Los Angeles International. According to Mark Thorpe, director of air service marketing for Los Angeles World Airports, domestic traffic has dispersed throughout the region in the past four decades. As the amount of Southern California air travel has gone up, the percentage dealt with at LAX has...

2008-08-04 18:00:39

LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) will participate in the city of Ontario National Night Out on Aug. 5. This is the 25th year for the national event. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., ONT representatives will distribute safety and crime prevention materials to passengers in the airports terminals. "The airport staff is enthusiastic to be involved in National Night Out," said Jess Romo, ONT's manager. "This program is an effective way to promote safety throughout the community, especially in...

2008-07-29 21:00:32

By Art Marroquin Cash-strapped airlines will be forced to pay 15percent more to land at Los Angeles International Airport under a plan adopted Monday by airport officials to offset lost revenues from flight cutbacks. The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners increased landing fees from $3.35 to $3.85 for every 1,000 pounds of aircraft weight. That means it will now cost $2,194 to land a Boeing 747-400 jetliner at LAX, up from the current rate of $1,909. In total, LAX is expected...

2008-07-29 21:00:32

Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners announces approval of a partial settlement agreement with 22 foreign air carriers operating at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Los Angeles World Airports officials released the following statement after the Board publicly reconvened yesterday from a closed session that followed its regularly scheduled public meeting: In the matters of Alaska Airlines, et al. v. Los Angeles World Airports, et al....

2008-07-03 18:00:25

With the busy holiday weekend, the Van Nuys FlyAway is an easy, convenient way to travel to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Due to the heavy volume, passengers are encouraged to call 1-866-IFLYLAX (1-866-435-9529) to receive parking availability updates. Passenger curb side drop off/pick-up is also available. The VNY FlyAway is operated by the City of Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.lawa.org or call 1-866-IFLYLAX (1-866-435-9529). Contact: Diana Sanchez (818)...

2008-07-03 09:00:54

Los Angeles police shut down airport roads due to bomb threat LOS ANGELES, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Police on Wednesday shut down the upper- and lower-level roads through the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) after a man claimed to be carrying a bomb. A bomb squad was sent to the scene but found no explosives after searching a suspicious bag. The man was arrested by Airport Police. His name was not immediately released. The investigation snarled traffic around the horseshoe-shaped...

2008-06-24 09:02:58

WHAT: Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, joined by Los Angeles City Councilmembers Bill Rosendahl and Janice Hahn, federal aviation and airport officials, will hold a news conference to announce the completion and opening of a new center taxiway that will improve airfield safety, reduce the number of runway incursions, and improve the airport's capability to efficiently handle new large...

2008-06-24 02:29:58

WHAT: Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, joined by Los Angeles City Councilmembers Bill Rosendahl and Janice Hahn, federal aviation and airport officials, will hold a news conference to announce the completion and opening of a new center taxiway that will improve airfield safety, reduce the number of runway incursions, and improve the airport's capability to efficiently handle new large...


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