Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has launched a newly updated and enhanced LAXisHappening.com website to help travelers quickly find new airport dining options, shops and amenities, as well as information about potential impacts related to LAX’s ongoing multi-billion-dollar modernization program. The website launches in time to assist air travelers during the upcoming Labor Day weekend.
Airport officials forecast a record-breaking 835,500 travelers will pass through LAX this Labor Day weekend, beginning Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7. This is seven percent higher than the 780,716 actual passengers during last year’s holiday weekend.
“Getaway Friday” and Labor Day Monday are expected to be the busiest days with more than 228,000 and 216,700 passengers, respectively.
In addition, more than 310,600 vehicles are expected to enter the airport’s Central Terminal Area this weekend, four percent more than last year’s 298,466 actual vehicles. The busiest traffic days are expected to be Friday with nearly 79,000 vehicles, Sunday with over 86,300 vehicles, and Monday with over 80,400 vehicles.
To reduce traffic congestion in and around LAX, passengers are strongly encouraged to take public transportation to and from LAX, including shuttle vans; local and long-distance buses; the Metro Rail Green Line; taxis; limousines; and the LAX FlyAway™ nonstop bus service from Hollywood, Santa Monica, Union Station, Van Nuys, and Westwood. Motorists picking up passengers are reminded to use the LAX Cell Phone Waiting Lot at 96th Street and Vicksburg, where they can wait up to two hours for free until their arriving passengers call from terminal curbside.
LAXisHappening.com now includes a “terminal finder” search function that allows passengers to enter an airline and quickly find out the appropriate terminal with a click of a button. The site features terminal-by-terminal information about where to eat and shop now, what’s coming in the future, an up-to-date terminal map, travel tips, and specific modernization impacts by terminal. Information on the site will be updated regularly as construction progresses and milestones are announced.
“With five of the airport’s nine terminals under construction, updated information by terminal will be extremely helpful for passengers who want to plan ahead,” said Mary Grady, managing director of media and public relations for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). “Also, with a same-day boarding pass, travelers can dine or shop at any terminal in the airport, which is a great way to explore all that’s new at LAX, while passing the time before or between flights.”