SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

March 20, 2007 17:36 ET

Airbus A380 to Depart LAX Earlier at 6:00 P.M.

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2007 --

WHAT:    The Airbus A380 -- the world's largest commercial airliner -- is
         scheduled to depart Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at
         6 p.m. this evening, Tuesday, March 20.  The Airbus crew expects
         to complete pre-flight preparations ahead of schedule, and
         therefore is expected to be ready earlier than the announced
         departure time.  The aircraft will be departing from the southside
         of the airport for a 12.5 hour return flight to Toulouse, France.

WHEN:    6 p.m. PDT
         Tuesday, March 20, 2007

WHERE:   Flight Path Learning Center
         LAX Imperial Terminal
         6661 Imperial Highway
         Los Angeles, CA  90045
         (intersection of Imperial Highway and Imperial Terminal Street)

MEDIA CREDENTIALS:  LAX-issued media credentials for yesterday's aircraft
         arrival are valid for this evening's departure coverage.  Media
         requiring credentials for tonight's aircraft departure should call
         LAX Public Relations at (310) 646-5260 by 4 p.m. today.
         LAX-issued media credentials will be required to access the Flight
         Path Learning Center Parking Lot.

MEDIA POOLS:  Media pools have been arranged for TV and still photography:
         --  KTTV - Channel 11 will provide video footage (live to
             news stations who send a crew to cover the departure,
             and on a delayed basis to those who do not)
         --  Associated Press will provide still photography --
             contact Kevork Djansezi at (213) 276-4749

MEDIA PARKING:  ALL media displaying LAX-issued credentials for yesterday's
         aircraft arrival will be permitted to access the Flight Path
         Learning Center Parking Lot.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    LAX Public Relations
    (310) 646-5260