LAX Expects Record Labor Day Weekend

Heavy traffic at LAX over Labor day weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles International Airport officials said today they are expecting the busiest Labor Day weekend ever, with an estimated 1,131,405 passengers expected to pass through the airport over the five-day Labor Day holiday period.

The number of people estimated to pass through the airport between Friday and Tuesday is up 2.35 percent from 2017. Friday is predicted to be the busiest day, with 245,770 passengers passing through the airport.

"Labor Day weekend promises to be another record-breaking holiday at LAX, and we want our guests to know that we are ready to welcome them with new concessions, amenities and technologies to make their trips easier and more enjoyable,” said Barbara Yamamoto, chief experience officer for Los Angeles World Airports. ``If you're coming to LAX this weekend, give yourself plenty of time, use one of our stress-reducing travel tips and have an exceptional holiday weekend.”

Passengers and motorists are advised to plan ahead and be prepared for traffic congestion in and around LAX, as well as in the terminals, which are expected to be more crowded than usual. Guests are advised to arrive two hours before the boarding time for domestic flights and three hours for international flights.

Extra motorcycle officers and traffic control officers will be added to the area to help with traffic, and LAX officials said they have partnered with the Department of Transportation to help address traffic issues at key nearby intersections.

"The safety and security of the traveling public is always our primary mission. Due to the increased number of travelers this holiday weekend, Airport Police will have additional personnel focused on assisting travelers and ensuring the orderly flow of traffic in and out of the Central Terminal Area," Airport Police Chief David L. Maggard Jr. said.

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