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July 29, 2008 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles airport commissioners Monday raised landing fees at LAX and Ontario International Airport to offset potential revenue losses due to one of the worst economic downturns in the history of the airline industry. The Board of Airport Commissioners unanimously voted to increase the landing fee for commercial passenger planes at Los Angeles International Airport from $3.35 per 1,000 pounds of landed weight to $3.85. At Ontario, the landing fee for passenger planes was increased from $2.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
The jet crash that set a hangar ablaze late Sunday and is presumed to have killed at least two passengers is adding fuel to some longstanding calls to severely reduce activity at the Santa Monica Airport or close it altogether. Fire officials said the crash occurred when a twin-engine Cessna Citation veered off the right side of the runway and slammed into a nearby storage hangar. Both the hangar and the jet burst into flames and the hangar collapsed, officials said, adding that the crash was not survivable.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1996
A federal judge has cleared the way for a jury to decide whether the city can impose higher landing fees at Los Angeles International Airport. Seventeen airlines, which sued the Department of Airports over the $8.7 million the city has charged in fees and transferred to its general account, wanted federal Judge William Keller to rule in their behalf without a trial. Keller found Thursday that $2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2008 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles airport commissioners Monday raised landing fees at LAX and Ontario International Airport to offset potential revenue losses due to one of the worst economic downturns in the history of the airline industry. The Board of Airport Commissioners unanimously voted to increase the landing fee for commercial passenger planes at Los Angeles International Airport from $3.35 per 1,000 pounds of landed weight to $3.85. At Ontario, the landing fee for passenger planes was increased from $2.
NEWS
November 11, 1988 | Associated Press
A federal administrative judge ruled Thursday that stiff landing fees aimed at keeping smaller aircraft out of Boston's Logan Airport violate federal aviation law because they are discriminatory and unfair. A final decision on how to deal with the fee structure imposed last summer by the Massachusetts Port Authority rests with the Transportation Department, to which administrative law judge Burton S. Kolko made his recommendations.
NEWS
November 29, 1993 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan lashed out at the airline industry Sunday for the tactics it is using to oppose higher landing fees at Los Angeles International Airport, accusing the major carriers of telling "lie after lie" about the increases. With a showdown over the fee hikes scheduled for Saturday, Riordan said he plans to stick to his deadline for blocking airport access to any airline that refuses to pay the higher fees.
NEWS
November 24, 1993 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles officials warned Tuesday that they will order a virtual shutdown of Los Angeles International Airport next week if airlines operating there continue to defy demands that they pay landing fees that were tripled earlier this year. Seventy-five air carriers received notices Tuesday afternoon that they will be banned from the airport starting Dec. 4 if they refuse to pay the higher fees, said Jack Driscoll, executive director of the city's Department of Airports.
BUSINESS
August 21, 1997
Los Angeles and Ontario International airports said they lowered airline landing fees retroactively to July 1, cutting the operating costs of carriers using the fields. Los Angeles International Airport cut fees 7% to $1.83 from $1.97 per 1,000 pounds of weight. Ontario, 35 miles east of L.A., lowered fees 17% to $1.07 from $1.29. Landing fee revenue has been used in part to fund noise reduction programs. The airports said they will impose passenger charges to pay for those programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2001 | BUCK WARGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Landing fees at Ontario International Airport were increased 59% Thursday, and they were raised 13.5% at LAX. The increases were approved by the Los Angeles World Airports Board of Commissioners Mary Jane Olhasso, Ontario's economic development director, said the increases will make it tougher on the city to attract cargo companies and passenger airlines. The city recently failed to attract airlines to fly nonstop to Washington, D.C., and is trying to add more flights to Chicago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1994
A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a suit by more than 70 airlines to overturn landing fees for Los Angeles International Airport that were tripled by the city last year. U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima ruled that the airlines that object to the higher fees should appeal to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Federico Pena or the Federal Aviation Administration, not the federal courts. Members of the Air Transport Assn.
BUSINESS
August 19, 2006 | Alissa J. Rubin, Times Staff Writer
For business travelers, security measures that followed the exposure of an alleged plot to destroy airplanes over the Atlantic ushered in a painful scenario: flights without readily available bottled water, no duty-free gifts for friends and associates and grueling journeys without a John Grisham novel from the airport bookstore. Some of those restrictions have been relaxed, such as the one on books, but many remain in place.
BUSINESS
September 2, 2002 | JENNIFER OLDHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The nation's commercial airports, already reeling from a drop-off in travel spurred by a prolonged recession and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, are bracing for another downturn as the beleaguered airline industry restructures. The recent bankruptcy filing by US Airways Group Inc. and the threat of similar action by United Airlines parent UAL Corp. may place improvement projects and some airports' credit at risk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2002 | JENNIFER OLDHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The double whammy of increased security costs and lost concession revenue brought on by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks caused a $100-million shortfall in the 2001-2002 budget for the city agency that operates Los Angeles International Airport, officials reported Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2001 | BUCK WARGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Landing fees at Ontario International Airport were increased 59% Thursday, and they were raised 13.5% at LAX. The increases were approved by the Los Angeles World Airports Board of Commissioners Mary Jane Olhasso, Ontario's economic development director, said the increases will make it tougher on the city to attract cargo companies and passenger airlines. The city recently failed to attract airlines to fly nonstop to Washington, D.C., and is trying to add more flights to Chicago.
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March 3, 2001 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking solutions for air travel gridlock, federal policymakers and officials at some of the busiest airports are moving closer to a controversial fix: hefty congestion premiums for landing at peak travel hours. Proponents of the idea say that increasing the landing fees--by as much as tenfold at some airports--would force airlines to spread out their flights and encourage a return to bigger planes instead of using the small commuter jets that increasingly are crowding the airways.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2000
A year ago the director of Ventura County airports, Rod Murphy, received 7.5% rent increases from the small aircraft owners at Oxnard and Camarillo airports. He also had approved 30% to 60% increases from the aircraft service businesses at our airports. Now Murphy says he needs even larger rent increases this year. He wants an additional 10% increase for small aircraft owners and an additional 20% to 34% increase in office space rent, landing fees, flight line service fees, etc. In short, he just doesn't have enough money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1993 | BILL BOYARSKY
A '60s activist and a pro-business San Fernando Valley land developer are the unlikely duo behind Mayor Richard Riordan's plan to strong-arm the airlines into paying higher landing fees at Los Angeles International Airport. Most of the attention has fallen on the developer, Theodore (Ted) Stein Jr., who is president of the Board of Airport Commissioners. Months before the mayoral election, Riordan had Stein begin working on a plan to squeeze more city revenues out of the airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2000 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ended Los Angeles' long-running bid to collect higher fees from the airlines using Los Angeles International Airport, an effort that Mayor Richard Riordan has pursued without success for almost seven years. Some landing fee hikes at LAX have been upheld over the years, but the city's controversial formula for computing a portion of the fee has been contested all along. Monday's decision ends the city's attempt to legalize its approach.
TRAVEL
September 7, 1997 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
Warning, air travelers. The tax man cometh, from at least three directions, with designs on facilities, flight segments, foreign lands and, yes, certain kinds of frequent-flier miles. Facilities: In the city of Los Angeles, airport commissioners are asking for the Federal Aviation Administration's blessing on a plan to add a new fee of $3 per departing passenger at the city's LAX and Ontario airports.
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