SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

March 15, 2007 07:00 ET

Reminder - Union Station FlyAway to LAX Kicks Off First Anniversary Celebration of Record Ridership With Free Rides, Commemorative Edition Bus and Prizes

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 15, 2007 -- Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Union Station FlyAway bus service to LAX celebrates record ridership on its first anniversary of operation with free rides for public transit users from March 15-31, introduction of a commemorative edition bus into service, and an annual pass prize giveaway.

WHAT:    LAWA celebrates FlyAway’s record ridership exceeding 250,000
         travelers -- more than triple its initial projections. The FlyAway
         is contributing to reducing LA traffic congestion and vehicle air
         emissions. News media will be able to interview travelers and
         commuters waiting to board the FlyAway buses during this peak
         travel period. Airport spokespersons will be available for
         interviews describing the successful service and its benefits to
         travelers and environment.

         FlyAway is offering public transit riders free round trip service
         to LAX from March 15-31, launching a new commemorative edition bus
         into service, and awarding annual passes for unlimited free rides
         on the FlyAway and Metro lines to 10 lucky passengers. The
         Commemorative FlyAway Bus will be on display at the Berth 9 bus
         stop in Patsaouras Transit Plaza for an hour prior to boarding
         passengers.

WHO:     LAWA Landside Operations Division Chief Michael Biagi, FlyAway
          Manager
         LAWA Rideshare Manager, Devon Deming

WHEN:    6 a.m. -- Thursday, March 15, 2007.
         6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. -- Regularly scheduled FlyAway buses depart
                                 Berth 9.
         7 a.m. -- First annual pass giveaway to passenger.
         7:15 a.m. -- Commemorative Edition FlyAway bus begins boarding
                      passengers.
         7:30 a.m. -- Commemorative bus departs Transit Plaza for LAX.
         10 a.m. -- Commemorative bus returns to Union Station -- departs
                    at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:   East side of Union Station at south end of Patsaouras Transit
         Plaza -- Berth 9 bus stop is on east side.

VISUALS: 1) Commemorative Edition Bus with dramatic graphics.
         2) Passengers boarding FlyAway buses.
         3) Travelers checking in luggage and receiving airline boarding
            passes at the FlyAway’s Remote Airline and Baggage check-in
            station.
         4) Passengers winning annual passes, starting at 7 a.m.

PARKING: Media vehicles may park in front of the Metro East Portal curbside
         area along Patsaouras Transit Plaza, which is accessed via Vignes
         Street.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Tom Winfrey or Treva Miller
    LAX Public Relations
    (310) 646-5260
    24-hour duty officer pager: (310) 523-8994