Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the world's busiest origin and destination (O & D) airport. O&D passengers are those beginning or ending their trips in Southern California rather than using the airport for connecting flights. In total traffic, LAX is the sixth busiest airport in the world for passengers and ranks 13th in the world in air cargo tonnage handled.
Central Terminal Area
The central complex features nine passenger terminals connected by a U-shaped two-level roadway. Curbside baggage check-in is available on the upper departure level. Baggage claim is on the lower level. Brand-named and ethnic-styled restaurants, cocktail lounges, gift shops, newsstands, duty free shops for international flights, restrooms, public telephones and business centers offer convenient services for the traveling public.
Other amenities include a first aid station in the Tom Bradley International Terminal and special telephones connected to area hotels/motels, bus/limousine services and car rental firms serving most Southland communities. Free shuttle service is provided between all terminals and remote parking lots.
The Encounter Restaurant is located 70 ft. above the ground in the center of the historic Theme Building complex. The restaurant, topped by an observation deck, features a space-age interior design. The Observation Deck offers spectacular views and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Air Traffic Control
The 277-foot control tower is uniquely designed to service LAX's four parallel runways. Individual local control and ground controllers handle their duties for each of the four runways. Clearance delivery, flight data and gate-hold positions are operated from the central position of the tower cab.
Coast Guard Facilities
The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, the only one of its kind in the country, provides around-the-clock vigilance on search/rescue missions. Its personnel conduct maritime law enforcement on oil pollution in coastal waters. The station is located adjacent to the north runway complex.
Services for the Disabled
LAX provides many services to assist passengers or visitors with disability. Along with special parking spaces, rampways and elevators, a free shuttle equipped with a lift for disabled persons in wheelchairs operates between Lot C and airline terminals. Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD) or speech-impaired are available in all terminals.
Fast becoming a major cargo distribution center, LAX has 1,000 cargo flights each day linking Los Angeles with the world. Its handling facilities are the 98-acre Century Cargo Complex, the 57.4-acre Imperial Complex, the Imperial Cargo Center and a number of terminals on the south side of the airport. For more information, see the Los Angeles World Airports Air Cargo Fact Sheet.
Los Angeles World Airports realises how important it is to be kept informed about your flight details. The new Flight Tracker alert service provided by UBM Aviation Worldwide Ltd enables you and those meeting you to monitor any changes to the scheduled departure/arrival time of your flight via Email.
Once you subscribe, Flight Tracker will send you (or someone you nominate) emails with any significant change to the scheduled departure/arrival time of the flight you have selected to track. The service has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and confidence that you will always be one step ahead, as and when disruptions to your flights occur. As a subscriber, you can then better manage the inconvenience and unnecessary costs associated with late flight departures and arrivals.
Central Terminal Area (CTA)
Nearly 8,000 parking stalls are available in eight parking structures located opposite the roadways from the passenger terminals. Parking is available for extended stays and overnight trips.
All vehicles entering the Central Terminal Area are subject to random inspection.
All individuals (including persons with disabilities) who pull a parking stub and pass through a gate arm into a parking structure are required to pay the posted parking rates.
Cell Phone Waiting Lot
Motorists meeting arriving passengers can wait for free, up to two hours, until passengers call to say they are ready to be picked up in the Central Terminal Area.
The Lot is located five minutes from the Central Terminal Area and easily accessible from the north and east by motorists using La Tijera, Sepulveda, Manchester and Century Boulevards to access LAX. (See LAX Parking Map)
Vehicles must be attended at all times. No parking is allowed in or around the Cell Phone Waiting Lot.
Electric Vehicle Parking
Central Terminal Area Parking Structures
Cell Phone Waiting Lot
LAX Shuttle & Airline Connections
Frequent, free shuttle service is provided between terminals (approximately every 12 to 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, to assist travelers in getting from one terminal to another for airline connections; and to transport them to the LAX Parking Lots C or to the Metro Green Line Station. To use this service, travelers should board the LAX Shuttle under the LAX Shuttle & Airline Connections blue sign on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal.
A Airline Connections stops at each terminal
C Transports passengers to and from Parking Lot C . Travelers can walk to the LAX City
E Transports LAX employees to and from Employee Parking Lot E .
G Transports passengers to and from the Metro Green Line Aviation Station .
Flyaway BusConvenient Non-Stop Bus Service to LAX
1-866-iFLYLAX ( 1-866-435-9529).
The LAX FlyAway offers convenient regularly scheduled* service, 7 days a week, to LAX from
All FlyAway buses drop-off passengers on the Upper/Departures Level of each terminal at LAX.
Passengers board buses on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal under the green "FlyAway, Buses and Long Distance Vans" signs. Each bus is marked with its service location.
Hotel & Parking Lot Shuttles
Many major airport-area hotels and privately operated parking lots provide courtesy transportation from LAX terminals. Stops for trams and shuttles for hotels and privately operated parking lots are located on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the red sign Hotel & Parking Lot Shuttles.
Long Distance Vans
The following long-distance door-to-door van company provides service from LAX to areas generally outside of Los Angeles County. Passengers are encouraged to contact the companies first for more information. These vans pick up passengers on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the green sign FlyAway, Buses & Long Distance Vans .
Click on the company name in this list for contact information.
Approximately 40 rental car companies operate out of LAX, with vehicle rental sites located off the airport. Many of these rental car companies provide phone links inside or near the baggage claim areas on the Lower/Arrival Level of the terminals so travelers can request a free shuttle pick up to reach the rental car sites.
Ten rental car companies are permitted to pick-up and drop-off their customers directly from the airline terminals using courtesy shuttles. These are the following companies:
These are allowed to meet arriving customers under the purple sign "Rental Car Shuttles" on the Lower/Arrival level islands outside baggage claim.
Customers of other rental car should contact their rental car of choice using the Ground Transportation Telephone Boards in baggage claim areas of each terminal to arrange for pick-up.
These customers will use the free LAX Shuttle Bus to reach the Off-Airport Rental Car Terminal to meet their rental car courtesy shuttle. Customers should meet the LAX Shuttle Bus "Lot C" on the Lower/Arrivals level island under the sign for LAX Shuttle to travel to the rental car terminal.
Click on the following for a list of rental car companies serving LAX. [ Rental car serving LAX ]
The following scheduled buses provide service from LAX to various parts of Los Angeles and some surrounding regions. Passengers are encouraged to contact the companies first for more information. These buses pick up passengers on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the sign FlyAway, Buses & Long Distance Vans .
Click on each company name in this list for contact information.
Shared Ride Vans
Two shared ride van companies, Prime Time Shuttle and SuperShuttle , operate out of LAX and are authorized to serve all Southern California counties. Passengers are encouraged to contact the companies first for more information. (Click on the company names above for contact information.) These vans pick up passengers on the Lower/Arrival Level in front of each terminal. Please look for temporary signs that read “ Shared Ride Vans” near the exits of Baggage Claims areas.
Hawthorne Municipal Airport, also known as Jack Northrop Field, is an FAA-designated general aviation reliever airport owned by the City of Hawthorne. Hawthorne Airport LLC—a strategic partnership of Kearny Real Estate Company, Wedgewood and Howard CDM—has entered into a 45-year ground lease agreement with the City to operate all non-runway portions of the Airport.
The Airport features 24-hour operation, private VIP facilities, easy freeway access and a free shuttle to LAX, in addition to a 4,956-foot long, 100-foot wide lighted runway that can accommodate aircraft weighing up to 90,000 pounds (with dual tandem wheel loading). The Airport is also home to an FAA-operated Air Traffic Control Tower, and houses Northrop Grumman Aviation, Inc., a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Hawthorne Airport LLC has immediate plans to build a new maintenance hangar, in addition to re-roofing the largest existing hangar and repainting many of the other hangars. Additionally, Hawthorne Airport LLC will begin the process of developing up to 190,000 square-feet of new hangar space.
Hawthorne Airport LLC also operates Century Aviation, the Airport's fixed base operations provider, which was acquired in November 2004 under the name Security Aviation.
Security Aviation still maintains a FAA Part 145 Repair Station, Cessna Service Center and Parts Sales Center.
For more information on hangar/tie-down rentals, fuel sales, the flight school or aircraft rentals, please contact Century Aviation at (310) 676-4673
The Airport office hours are :
Phone: (310) 349-1635