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

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.


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

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