Transcript: LAWA Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey’s press briefing remarks on the fatal shooting in LAX

Partial transcript of the 11:45 a.m. press conference:

Thank you, Mr. Mayor. I want to let everyone know that technically LAX is still accepting incoming flights but we are doing that at less than our half of our normal arrival rate.

We are only accepting those flights on the south airfield. We’re not accepting any flights on the north airfield.

Passengers that were ready to leave at the time this incident happened have either left on their aircrafts or they are holding in the terminals. All of the amenities are available in the terminals.

We have aircrafts that are also situated in the west remote pads. They have not been unloaded yet. There’s one or two diversions that we are making to Ontario Airport.

I want to encourage any of you who expects to have flights out of this airport this afternoon please check with your airline.

The best – very best up-to-date information that you can get would be on our Twitter line, which is LAX_Official. ( Again, And that is going to be the most real-time information you can get.

We understand there are many people that were not quite in the airport yet when this happened. We encourage you to find a place at some of the hotels along Century Blvd. and we will as soon as possible, we will let you know when we will try to get back to full operations. But understand that will take quite a deal of time.

It’s going to be a logistic – carefully orchestrated logistical ballet to ensure that we can get people re-processed and back on their flights. I think it’s fair to say that almost every flight out of LAX today will be significantly late.


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