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2008-06-19 00:00:20

By Karen Maeshiro PALMDALE -- Beginning Sept. 3, United Airlines will add two more daily flights between Palmdale and San Francisco in a bid to lure more people to use the Palmdale airport. Commercial flights -- two per day -- resumed at the L.A./ Palmdale Regional Airport a year ago, but flights on average have been less than one-third full. The slow start to the service in Palmdale highlights the continuing challenges for officials trying to spread air traffic across the region to...

2007-12-07 09:00:25

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa will swear-in today George R. Centeno as chief of police of the Airport Police Division of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). Four members of the division's executive command staff also will be sworn in. The new appointees will be responsible for law enforcement and security at LAWA's four airports: Los Angeles International (LAX), LA/Ontario International (ONT), LA/Palmdale Regional (PMD) and Van Nuys (VNY) general aviation. In a special...

2007-07-12 09:18:54

Commercial airline jet service at LA/Palmdale Regional Airport (PMD) will get a schedule change effective September 5 to enable customers to more easily connect with flights to the east coast. Based on feedback from travelers, travel agents and companies in the Antelope Valley/High Desert, United Airlines will re-time its flights to provide more connecting flight opportunities at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). "We're pleased United has responded to feedback from business...

2007-02-26 23:59:04

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa was joined today by airport and airline officials in a ceremony to break ground on a long-awaited major renovation of the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The $723.5-million project calls for major interior renovations, installation of an in-line checked-baggage security system, and a second boarding gate for new large aircraft. Considered the largest individual project in Los Angeles City's...

2006-11-20 21:00:24

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) today authorized release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide scheduled commercial air service at Palmdale Regional Airport (PMD), beginning in 2007. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa hailed the Board's action as tangible evidence of his commitment to a regional approach to meeting Southern California's growing demand for air service. "Developing new and expanded service at Southland regional airports will go a long way...

2006-11-14 12:00:40

LAWA appoints David Shuter as the new Deputy Executive Director of Project and Facilities Development Services. Effective Nov. 6, Shuter will be responsible for managing the conceptual design, planning, engineering, and construction of all airside, landside and terminal facilities, road systems, parking, signage, curb usage, runways, and taxiways at all four LAWA airports. He brings 48 years of work history, including numerous senior leadership positions, in the fields of aviation...


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