Passenger volume at Los Angeles International Airport Saturday is expected to be below average, an airport official said.
LAX should see about 197,000 travelers Saturday and 212,000 on Sunday, according to airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles. LAX has averaged 221,000 travelers per day this year.
On January 2, passenger levels are expected to be about 230,000, with 223,000 expected on Tuesday, Castles said.
Vehicle traffic levels Saturday and Sunday will likewise be under LAX’s daily average of 95,000. However, traffic on Monday and Tuesday is expected to reach an estimated 106,000 vehicles each day.
“Several factors have converged to make this an unusually busy holiday travel period at LAX: more flights scheduled by airlines during peak arrival and departure times to meet consumer demand; reduced gate access at some terminals during peak time and winter weather at LAX and elsewhere causing delays,” said Trevor Daley, Chief of External Affairs, Los Angeles World Airports, which runs LAX.
To keep vehicle traffic and passengers moving, and reduce the stress of travel, a moratorium on construction and utility shutdowns in public areas inside and outside terminals, parking lots and traffic lanes will remain effect until 9 p.m. Wednesday, airport officials said.
—City News Service
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