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Hmm, so what happened to the aerial bridge and the western gates with the same design as the new TBIT??
 

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^ Scrapped, of course. Not a bad thing, IMO.

Only 9 more years until LAX becomes a decent first world airport! I'm talking about the people mover.
 

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From the LA Times:

Ontario airport worth much less than L.A. is asking for, audit says




Dan Weikel | January 18, 2015

In Ontario's legal battle to gain control over LA/Ontario International Airport, a new audit contends that the sale price offered by Los Angeles is inflated by at least $181 million.

If Ontario wants the airport back, Los Angeles officials have said, the Inland Empire city can buy it for about $400 million.

LA/Ontario is a valuable asset, they say, and Los Angeles World Airports, which has operated the airport since 1967 along with Los Angeles International and Van Nuys, must "be made whole" and recover its investments.

But an audit of airport financial records suggests that LAWA has invested dramatically less than what it has claimed.

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The audit contends that Los Angeles airport officials double-counted about $4 million in debt and failed to subtract investments that were repaid. It also claims Ontario is not obligated to pay back $128 million raised from airline passengers to build new terminals and other facilities.

"The analysis greatly undermines L.A.'s claims that it is somehow entitled to hundreds of millions of dollars," said Andre Cronthall, an attorney representing Ontario. "In fact, the net outlay of funds by Los Angeles World Airports is a small fraction of that amount."

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Siemens has secured a contract from Southwest Airlines to install a new baggage handling system in Terminal 1[/B][/URL] at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), US. The contract forms a part of $508m project to modernise Terminal 1, which was originally built in the early 1980s.
Nice to hear that, T1 is indeed quite old.
 

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^ Scrapped, of course. Not a bad thing, IMO.
That's only correct as far as the bridge is concerned (which is a good thing, I agree, because it looked hideous). Construction on the midfield satellite concourse (phase 1) is going to start soon though. The contract was approved by the LA city council just a few days ago. Completion is expected by 2020.

CurbedLA article:
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2015/..._concourses_in_the_middle_of_the_airfield.php
Official website:
http://www.lawa.org/MSCNorth/index.aspx
 

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ONT sees first rise in passengers since '07

The 4.1 million passengers for 2014 at Ontario International Airport is a far cry from when more than 7 million that used it in 2007

from the Press-Enterprise

Ontario International Airport passenger traffic in 2014 increased 3.9 percent over the previous year, the first such uptick for the Inland airport since 2007.

A total of 4.1 million passengers used domestic and international flights at Ontario last year, compared with 3.9 million in 2013.

“We were pleased to see an increase in passenger numbers throughout 2014, and will continue to keep the airport in a competitive position into 2015,” airport Manager Jess Romo said in a news release.

International traffic at ONT was up 58 percent over 2013, the numbers boosted when Mexican discount airline Volaris started flights to Guadalajara in April. AeroMexico also serves Ontario.

International passengers totaled 90,731 for 2014, compared with 57,743 for the previous year.
The last time ONT had a year-over-year increase was 2007, when 7.2 million passengers was a 2.2 percent increase over 2006.

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Surf Air, the members-only airline, is poised for a growth spurt

Over the past two years, Surf Air has been one of the most innovative air service providers. It seems like it could be a very competitive service for people who have to travel frequently for business.

Surf Air, the members-only airline, is poised for a growth spurt

By ANDREA CHANG
Los Angeles Times
Apr. 10, 2015


Surf Air CEO Jeff Potter, investor William Woodward and Executive Chairman Sudhin Shahani next to one of the members-only airline's aircraft at Hawthorne Municipal Airport last month. (Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times)

"Surf Air, the members-only start-up airline, is ready for a major expansion to four other California cities

Pay $1,750 a month. Fly as much as you want. Arrive a few minutes before takeoff. Park for free. Forget TSA security; you don't even need an ID to board. And then get comfortable — on this fast-rising California airline, every seat is both a window and an aisle.

Since its inaugural flight two years ago, Surf Air has grown to 1,400 members, with plenty more eager to sign up: The waiting list numbers 600.
The original business plan targeted businesspeople traveling between Southern California and Silicon Valley. Now the Santa Monica company is gearing up for a major expansion to four other California markets by October: Santa Rosa, Monterey, Sacramento and Palm Springs.

Surf Air hopes that with its entry into those cities, chosen because they are gateways or popular as weekend getaways, it will evolve from a business airline into one that includes personal lifestyle travel..."

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-0410-surf-air-20150410-story.html#page=1[/URL]
 

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LAX could see more than 100 million travelers a year by 2040

LAX could see more than 100 million travelers a year by 2040

By DAN WEIKEL
LA Times
July 25, 2015


Image courtesy of the LA Times.

"Ne aviation forecasts predict that Los Angeles International Airport, already straining under a record number of passengers, could have more than 100 million travelers annually by 2040, far more than the ceiling set by a 2006 court settlement that will soon expire.

According to projections released last week, the Southern California Assn. of Governments estimates that between 78.9 million and 100.7 million passengers a year will eventually pass through the nation's second-busiest commercial airport. LAX, the leading international gateway on the West Coast, had 70.7 million passengers last year.

Overall, the regional planning agency predicts that a dozen commercial airports within its six-county jurisdiction will handle between 136 million and 138 million travelers annually by 2040..."

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-adv-air-travel-forecast-20150726-story.html
 

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New Look at the LAX People Mover Set to Be Finished in 2023





The mega-overhaul of LAX's nightmare transportation situation, set to dramatically change the way we come and go from the airport, was outlined last year, with plans for a consolidated rental car center, a people mover train that would connect travelers with the rental car center as well as the Crenshaw Line light rail, and new pick-up and drop-off areas. The Landside Access Modernization Program has now started its environmental review process (due to be complete by late 2016) and the pricetag's gone up to $5 billion (from $4 billion last year), but the whole program is going strong in the direction of actually becoming a timely reality, perhaps even opening in time for a theoretical 2024 Olympics, according to a new release from Los Angeles World Airports, which operates LAX.

A presentation given today to the LAWA Board of Airport Commissioners today offered some updated renderings of the Automated People Mover, which will have six stations along its 2.25-mile route connecting it to light rail, the rental car center, and pick-up/drop-off areas. Construction is expected to start in 2017 and be finished in 2023; Mayor Eric Garcetti has "tasked" LAWA with delivering a completed LAMP "no later than 2023."

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ONTARIO AIRPORT: Passenger traffic increases in October

The number of flights increases; also, cargo tonnage is up at the Inland airport

Richard K. DeAtley | December 1, 2015 | Press-Enterprise

Both domestic and international passenger traffic at Ontario International Airport increased in October, up more than 5.6 percent. There were 380,584 passengers in October, compared with 360,256 for the same month one year ago.

International flights to Mexico contributed most to the overall increase. Aeromexico and Volaris had 8,488 passengers, a 17.1 percent increase over October 2014. Both airlines have added flights in the intervening year.

Domestic passenger traffic was up 5.4 percent, 372,096 for the past October compared to 353,045 in October 2014.

Air cargo was up 10 percent, chiefly boosted by tonnage in mail, from 1,413 tons in October 2014 to 2,378 tons for the same month this year.

“The outlook for the last two months of the year is good, and we expect to end the year in positive territory,” ONT airport manager Jess Romo said in a statement.

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Airport Must Add Nine Commercial Flight Slots To Comply With Noise Ordinance

This was in the news this week--- it's interesting that Long Beach airport may have to add flights to comply with its noise ordinance, as usually airports are required to decrease activity to be compliant with noise regulations.

UPDATED: Airport Must Add Nine Commercial Flight Slots To Comply With Noise Ordinance

By Harry Saltzgaver
Long Beach Gazette
Nov 30, 2015

"An annual analysis of aircraft operating noise at the Long Beach Airport has led to the conclusion that the city must offer nine more daily commercial flights in order to stay in compliance with the Airport Noise Compatibility Ordinance.

The City Council is scheduled to conduct a study session on the report at its Dec. 8 meeting. A memo from City Manager Pat West details the issue as part of the Dec. 8 City Council agenda.

The analysis, conducted by Mestre Greve Associates, is part of the compliance agreement settled in court in 1990. That was the year a baseline was established, figuring the “noise bucket” for three categories of airplane — commercial, commuter and general aviation..."

http://www.gazettes.com/news/airport-must-add-nine-commercial-flight-slots-to-comply-with/article_6e227558-97c3-11e5-a3e5-e7602e3fb642.html
 

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340 Acres Near LAX Getting Total Overhaul
A three-mile pedestrian path and lots of open space

The plan aims to mix office space, retail, pedestrian and bike areas, and green space on the large site, and will include eco-friendly features, like "permeable pavement and green roofs," area councilman Mike Bonin tells KPCC. The plan calls for a three-mile pedestrian path connecting Westchester to Playa del Rey and the beach, plus as much as 49 acres of open space. Rios Clementi Hale Studios was the master planner for the project.
http://la.curbed.com/2016/6/16/11957828/340-acres-near-lax-getting-total-overhaul
 
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