SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

April 10, 2007 10:00 ET

Reminder - LAX, Mexicana Airlines to Unveil New Ticketing Lobby to Accommodate Passengers During Tom Bradley International Terminal Renovation

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2007 --

WHAT:       Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and airline officials will
            mark the second milestone in the $723.5 million world-class
            makeover of the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at
            Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  A new temporary
            ticketing lobby for Mexicana Airlines -- LAX's top foreign
            flag carrier -- will be opened as renovations to the terminal
            continue moving forward. Upcoming milestones in the next five
            months will help LAX retain its competitiveness as the premier
            West Coast international gateway, especially to the fast
            growing Asia-Pacific Region. This is first major upgrade to
            LAX terminals since 1984 when the one million square foot TBIT
            was originally built. See below for list of project details.

WHO:        -- LAWA Acting Executive Director Samson Mengistu
            -- Mexicana Airlines Vice-President Sales & Service West Coast
               Jorge Goytortua

WHEN:       11 a.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2007

WHERE:      TBIT Lower/Arrivals Level, North Side
            (At Mexicana Airlines new ticketing lobby)
            Los Angeles International Airport

PARKING:    ONLY broadcast-equipped media vehicles displaying valid LAX
            Media Parking
            Permits may park terminal curbside if vehicles are attended at
            all times, or parked in Vendor Delivery Lots 3 or 4. All other
            media may park in structures for validated parking.

VISUALS:    1. Speeches at new Mexicana Airlines ticketing lobby with many
               passengers in the background checking-in
            2. Large poster boards with architectural renderings depicting
               TBIT improvements

BACKGROUND: Elements of the project include:
 -- Addition of 45,000 sq. ft. to house $140 million, in-line baggage
    security screening facility with latest generation explosive detection
    technology for increased efficiency and throughput. Eliminates
    passengers waiting in line with luggage for screening and reduces
    congestion by removing the oversized machines in check-in lobbies.
 -- A second gate to accommodate new generation jets -- Airbus 380 and
    Boeing 747-800.
 -- Four new "mega" airline lounges to replace 16 individual ones and
    significantly expand overall lounge space 72 percent to 47,000 square
    feet. Three lounges will serve airline alliances and fourth will serve
    unaffiliated airlines.
 -- Modern technology such as dynamic video monitors that automatically
    update flight status
 -- New heating/ventilation/air conditioning and more efficient electrical
    and lighting systems will reduce energy consumption; new plumbing
    systems will conserve water.
 -- Clearer signage and public address systems, and new fire life safety

Project is first at LAX to apply sustainable "green" building measures, including 75 percent of construction and demolition waste will be recycled or salvaged, and design features several local and sustainable building materials and finishes.

Project is scheduled to be completed by March 2010. It will be funded by several sources, including passenger facility charges, airline reimbursements, federal grants and airport revenues. No monies from City's general funds will be used.

More than 30 airlines at TBIT served nine million international travelers in 2006, 53 percent of LAX's overall 16.9 million international passenger volume. Total passenger volume last year was 61,041,066. LAX is the fifth busiest airport in world.

Contact Information

    LAX Public Relations Division
    (310) 646-5260
    or 24-hour duty officer pager at (310) 523-8994.