Transcript: LAWA Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey’s remarks at the 4 p.m. press briefing on the fatal shooting in LAX

Thank you, Mr. Mayor. Between 9:30 a.m. and approximately 3 p.m., there were about 746 flights that were affected. 46 of those were diverted to other local airports. The rest were either held on the ground here at LAX or at their originating airports.

We are glad to report that Terminals 1 and 2 are now in the process of being re-populated. Employees first – TSA employees, airline, and concession area employees in place. And then passengers will be allowed back into those terminals.

Terminal 3 and parking structures 3 will remain closed for the time being.

Any folks who have flights tomorrow with the airlines that typically operate out of Terminal 3 should contact the airline for specific information. We expect to be operating those flights but probably through busing procedure at the remote gates.

We will also on the LAX Twitter feed be providing as much information as we understand what the operational details will be for those flights.

The FAA national ground stop on arrivals for LAX is scheduled to be lifted at 4 p.m. today.

Lastly, I just want to tell the public and the travelers and all of those who are intending to meet or bid those travelers adieu, thank you for your patience. This has been a trying day for everyone I know.

For those who are awaiting arriving passengers, we are going to be busing those passengers to Lot C at 98th and Sepulveda. So within the next 2 hours, the arriving passengers should be there for pickup.

I want to reiterate the hotel hotline that is being provided by LA Tourism and Convention Board. That is 1-888-831-7176. Passengers stranded at LAX certainly are encouraged to call that hotline for accommodations. Thank you.


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