An unusual set of runway closures for construction will mean planes taking off and landing in unusual patterns at LAX on Sunday, and particularly after midnight, officials warned.
Airport officials said construction projects at the airport’s northern-most runways will mean jets will be coming in over Inglewood and south Los Angeles all night, instead of switching to the usual over-ocean approaches after 12 a.m.
Runway 24 Left, on the northern side of the terminal loop, has been closed all weekend for construction. Controllers are routing both departing and arriving jets onto Runway 24 Right on Sunday, closest to the airport’s northern boundary next to Westchester.
But Runway 24 Right will also close at midnight Sunday, as construction workers will be on it until 6:30 a.m. Monday, LAX officials said.
That means overnight takeoffs and landings will all be on the southern two runways all night, next to El Segundo.
And, controllers plan to suspend the regular after-midnight practice of having inbound aircraft make their final approach over the ocean after midnight, which reduces noise over Lennox and Inglewood.
— City News Service