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FOUR AIRLINES TO CHANGE TERMINALS AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AS PART OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM

Two Airlines Also Complete Re-branding Programs

 

            (Los Angeles, California – March 16, 2012)  Four airlines will change terminals this month and next at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in conjunction with the airport’s capital improvements program.  Two airlines also completed re-branding programs recently.

            Airline relocations are as follows:

·         Effective March 16, Spirit Airlines moves from Terminal 6 to Terminal 3,

·         Effective March 20, Great Lakes Airlines moves from Terminal 6 to Terminal 7,

·         Effective March 20, Alaska Airlines moves from Terminal 3 to Terminal 6;  The Alaska Airlines move follows completion of a $271-million renovation that increased lobby space and installed customer friendly check-in kiosks, bag-check stations and a behind-the-scenes checked-luggage security screening system.  New boarding gates and airline lounges are also included.

·         Effective April (date to be announced) AirTran Airways is scheduled to move from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1

           Airline mergers and changes have resulted in airline re-branding.  VAustralia is now named Virgin Australia.  The re-branding of Continental Airlines merger with United Airlines is now complete at LAX.  The Continental Airlines name is no longer used.

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

            LAX is the sixth busiest airport in the world and third in the United States, offering more than 600 daily flights to 91 domestic cities and more than 1,000 weekly nonstop flights to 56 cities in 32 countries on nearly 75 air carriers.  It ranks 13th in the world in air cargo tonnage processed.  In 2011, LAX served more than 61 million passengers, processed over 1.8 million tons of air cargo valued at nearly $80 billion, and handled 603,912 aircraft operations (landings and takeoffs).  LAX is part of a system of three Southern California airports – along with LA/Ontario International and 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 us on Twitter @LAX_Official, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LAInternationalAirport and on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/laxairport1 .        

 

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