LAWA Invites Public to Preview the New Tom Bradley International Terminal

Los Angeles, California, 2013-06-07 — / — Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) today launches the reservation site for the public to register to attend LAX Appreciation Day – a preview of the New Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on June, 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

LAX Appreciation Day will give the public a one-day only opportunity to get a sneak peek of the New TBIT that will feature 18 new boarding gates – nine of which will accommodate the larger, new-generation aircraft, such as the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and Airbus A-380 super jumbo jets, before it officially opens for operations later this year.  The public will enjoy special entertainment, architecture, aviation and USO displays, multi-sensory media experience, art tours, raffle prizes and can meet the PUP’S that are part of the LAX Pets Unstressing Passengers (PUP) Program.

There will be opportunities available to see the New TBIT during six sessions (each 1.5 hours) with the last session being from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.  A timed LAX Appreciation Day Boarding Pass, is only valid for the selected tour time and is non-transferable.  A maximum of six tickets per registration transaction is allowed with additional tickets available by creating a new registration.  Upon completion of registration, guests will receive an email confirmation with a Boarding Pass and a separate Parking Pass for complimentary parking.  Shuttle service will be provided from the parking lot to the terminal. Guests need to print the Boarding Pass, and Parking Pass and bring to the preview for entry.

Backpacks and large bags will not be allowed, and smaller items such as purses and camera bags are subject to inspection.  Guests are strongly encouraged not to bring any bags as entry into the New TBIT could be delayed.  Food and beverage are also not allowed.

About Los Angeles International Airport
LAX is the sixth busiest airport in the world and third in the United States, offering 680 daily flights to 96 domestic cities and 930 weekly nonstop flights to 59 cities in 30 countries on 63 commercial air carriers.  It ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed.  In 2012, LAX served nearly 63.7 million passengers, processed over 1.9 million tons of air cargo valued at over $86.9 billion, and handled 605,480 aircraft operations (landings and takeoffs).  An economic impact study in 2011 reported that operations at LAX generated 294,400 jobs in Los Angeles County with labor income of $13.6 billion and economic output of more than $39.7 billion.  This activity added $2.5 billion to local and state revenues.  LAX is part of a system of three Southern California airports – along with LA/Ontario International and Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.

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