SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

May 19, 2008 21:38 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Los Angeles and Ontario International Airports Anticipate Another Busy Memorial Day and Summer Travel Season

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) - Flights from Los Angeles International (LAX), LA/Ontario International (ONT) and LA/Palmdale Regional (PMD) airports this summer will be nearly full due to demand for travel and a tight supply of seats. These airports are expecting another busy summer travel season this year. Airport and federal officials will provide travel forecasts, information about new developments at LAX, and offer recommendations and tips to make the airport experience a pleasant one.

WHAT:        News conference to describe Memorial Day weekend and summer
             travel passenger traffic forecasts at LAX, ONT and PMD and new
             developments at LAX

WHO:         - Gina Marie Lindsey, Los Angeles World Airports Executive
               Director
             - Larry Fetters, Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
               Federal Security Director at LAX
             - Lorraine Henderson, Customs & Border Protection Acting Area
               Port Director at LAX

WHEN:        10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2008

WHERE:       News conference and parking for ALL media at Vendor Delivery
             Lot 6 across from Terminal 6 in the LAX Central Terminal Area
             (enter on Lower/Arrivals Level).

VISUALS:     Customs and Border Patrol display of confiscated items from
             international travelers.

TOURS:       Optional tours to Terminal 1 to view the operation of TSA's
             new Self-Select Lanes for Passenger Screening; and to Tom
             Bradley International Terminal's Gate 123 that will serve the
             Airbus A-380.

Contact Information

  • CONTACTS:

    LAX Public Relations Division
    (310) 646-5260
    or 24-hour PR Duty Duty Officer pager at (310) 523-8994

    Nico Melendez
    TSA Regional Public Information Officer
    pager (877) 561-6212

    Kelly Klundt
    Customs & Border Protection Public Information Officer
    (202) 344-1573