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News, Los Angeles, Lax

11-Gate, Mid-Airfield Concourse To Be Built At LAX

Posted Dec. 20, 2014, 9:16 am

Los Angeles airport commissioners signed off on a $961 million contract to design and build an 11-gate, mid-airfield concourse at Los Angeles International Airport, officials announced Friday.

News, Travel, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX 14-Day Holiday Travel Period Starts Friday; 2.97 Million Passengers To Use Airport

Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 8:30 am

Nearly 2.97 million passengers will pass through LAX during the 14-day holiday travel period that starts Friday and ends. Jan. 2, a 4.1 percent increase over last year, airport officials said today.

News, Los Angeles, Health, Lax

Woman Gives Birth On Southwest Airlines Flight That Had To Divert To LAX

Posted Dec. 10, 2014, 9:38 am

A Southwest Airlines flight from San Francisco to Phoenix landed instead at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday with an extra passenger, thanks to a woman who gave birth during the flight.

News, Courts, Lax

Status Conference Today In LAX Murder Case

Posted Dec. 8, 2014, 9:12 am

The 24-year-old suspect accused in a deadly shooting spree at Los Angeles International Airport is expected in court today for a status conference in his case.

News, Los Angeles, Celebrity, Courts, Lax

British Gay Porn Star "Bruno Knight" Sentenced To Two Years Prison For LAX Meth Smuggling

Posted Dec. 4, 2014, 8:25 am

A British gay porn star who was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport for attempting to smuggle a half-pound of crystal meth in a body cavity was today ordered to spend two years in federal prison.

News, Weather, Lax

100 Plus Flights Delayed Before Noon At LAX Due To Stormy Weather

Posted Dec. 2, 2014, 1:44 pm

Stormy weather -- not just in the Southland but in Northern California and on the East Coast -- led to more than 100 delayed flights before noon at Los Angeles International Airport today.

News, Los Angeles, Travel, Santa Monica, Lax

3.5 Million Southland Residents Estimated To Travel This Thanksgiving

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:24 am

More than 3.5 million Southland residents are traveling during this Thanksgiving holiday, a 3.8 percent increase over last year that the Automobile Club of Southern California attributes to lower gas prices and improved personal finances.

News, Holiday, Travel, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX Forecast To Be Nation's Busiest Airport Over 11-Day Thanksgiving Travel Period

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:11 am

Los Angeles International Airport is forecast to be the nation's busiest airport during the 11-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period which begins today.

Walter Wenko has been missing since Monday after getting off a flight at LAX.

News, Police Department, Lax

LAX Police Ask For Help Finding 70-Year-Old Man Last Seen Monday

Posted Nov. 19, 2014, 9:18 am

Los Angeles police asked for the public's help in finding a 70-year-old man who got off an Evergreen International Airlines flight and was last seen leaving Los Angeles International Airport's customs area.

News, Transportation, Lax

Century Boulevard To LAX Begins Overnight Closures For Two Weeks

Posted Nov. 7, 2014, 12:12 pm

Motorists heading toward Los Angeles International Airport may want to plan ahead starting next week, with overnight closures planned on westbound Century Boulevard beginning Monday and continuing for two weeks.

News, Health, Business, Lax

Labor Union Partners With Menzies Aviation Following LAX Death

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 8:56 am

A labor union trying to organize airport ramp and cargo workers announced it is partnering with Menzies Aviation to help the airline contractor improve health and safety conditions for its Los Angeles International Airport employees.

News, Santa Monica, Lax

Spirit Airlines Flight Returns To LAX After Reported Bird Strike

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:23 am

A reported bird strike forced a domestic flight from LAX into an extended holding pattern above Los Angeles before it returned to the airport early today.

News, Hotels, Lax

Westin LAX Hotel Workers To Stage One-Day Strike Today

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:18 am

Workers at the Westin LAX Hotel plan to stage a one-day strike today to protest disciplinary measures taken against a housekeeper for failing to spot bedbugs in a room she was assigned to clear, a union official said.

News, Health, Lax

Congresswoman Wants Meeting With LAX Officials On Ebola Screenings

Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 9:02 am

Rep. Maxine Waters on Monday requested a meeting with officials from Los Angeles International Airport and a variety of federal agencies to discuss procedures being taken to screen passengers and respond to potential cases of Ebola at the airport.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Lax

Second LAX Ebola Scare Determined To Be No Threat

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 9:08 am

A woman vomited and exhibited flu-like systems aboard a Los Angeles bound flight from New York, prompting authorities to divert the plane to a remote terminal at LAX out of concern over possible Ebola exposure, but authorities determined there was no threat.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX Passenger Cleared Of Having Ebola After Arriving From Liberia

Posted Oct. 12, 2014, 8:57 am

An arriving airline passenger from Liberia, who was isolated for observation in the ebola scare, does not have the disease and left a hospital near Los Angeles International Airport on Friday night, a hospital spokesman said today.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Lax

Amanda Bynes Remains On Psychiatric Hold After Arriving At LAX Friday

Posted Oct. 11, 2014, 9:21 am

Actress Amanda Bynes was hospitalized and placed on a psychiatric hold Friday after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Santa Monica, Lax

American Airlines To Expand LAX Hub With New Nonstop Flights To Atlanta

Posted Oct. 10, 2014, 9:15 am

American Airlines will begin nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on March 5, the carrier announced Thursday.

News, Santa Monica, Lax

FAA Investigates Aeromexico Takeoff Incident Saturday That Closed Runway

Posted Oct. 5, 2014, 9:11 am

An Aeromexico jet's brakes were slammed on, and a landing gear collapsed on takeoff from Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday, and 129 passengers were evacuated past "red hot brakes'' onto the runway.

News, Santa Monica, Busines, Lax

Greater Los Angeles Job Fair To Take Place Monday At Holiday Inn LAX

Posted Sep. 28, 2014, 9:21 am

The Greater Los Angeles Job Fair will take place this Monday, Sept. 29 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Holiday Inn LAX.

News, Santa Monica, Lax

Two Dozen LAX To Chicago Flights Canceled Friday Due To Chicago Fire

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 9:08 am

At least 23 flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Chicago were canceled Friday because of a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility.

News, Santa Monica, Politics, Lax

California Republican Party Convention Begins Today At LAX Marriott

Posted Sep. 19, 2014, 7:20 am

The three-day California Republican Party convention will begin today at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott with a series of committee meetings and workshops and a dinner banquet honoring the party's women leaders.

News, Santa Monica, Lax

Delta To Add New Service From Los Angeles To San Antonio & Dallas

Posted Sep. 17, 2014, 9:08 am

Delta Air Lines will begin twice-daily nonstop service from Los Angeles to San Antonio, Texas, beginning April 7, the carrier announced on Tuesday.

News, Santa Monica, Lax

$508 Million Facelift For Southwest Airlines Terminal At LAX Begins

Posted Sep. 17, 2014, 9:05 am

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined city leaders and airport officials on Tuesday to mark the beginning of a $508 million facelift for the terminal that houses Southwest Airlines at Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX Employee Crashes Car On Taxiway Causing Runway To Briefly Close

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:44 am

A Los Angeles World Airports employee's car crashed today on a taxiway at Los Angeles International Airport, resulting in an injury, authorities said.

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