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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is anticipating a record-breaking spring break travel season with more than 12 million passengers expected to pass through the airport between March and April. This surge in passenger and vehicle traffic will make this spring break the busiest since pre-pandemic times. To ensure a smooth travel experience, guests are encouraged to plan their journey ahead of time and take advantage of the airport’s innovative technology.
LAX has implemented new technology to make the passenger experience more seamless, including a smart parking system that allows you to pre-book a parking space, food and beverage online ordering with LAX Order Now, and pre-booking a window to go through security screening with LAX Fast Lane. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of these services and more for a great start and end to their spring vacation.
Passenger traffic is expected to be around 195,000 per day in March and 204,000 per day in April, which is 82% and 85% of the passenger volume compared to 2019, respectively. Vehicle traffic in the Central Terminal Area is also expected to continue increasing, with an estimated average of 78,500 vehicles per day in March and 81,000 vehicles per day in April. With heavy traffic around the airport and parking garages nearing full capacity, guests are highly encouraged to reserve a parking space online ahead of time at Parking.FLYLAX.com to guarantee a spot at the airport.
Alternative transportation options such as LAX FlyAway and free terminal shuttle services are also available to guests. LAX Economy Parking offers a 24-hour, frequent and free shuttle service from the facility to the terminals, and uses a dedicated lane within the Central Terminal Area to provide the fastest service possible.
Travelers with United Airlines may participate in the LAX Fast Lane program, which allows travelers using Terminals 7 and 8 to reserve a 15-minute window at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening areas for the fastest service using a dedicated lane, at no cost.