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January 27, 2009 | Dan Weikel
More than seven weeks after United Airlines canceled its flights out of Palmdale, Los Angeles World Airports announced Monday that it plans to surrender its federal certification to operate Palmdale Regional Airport as a commercial facility. Mike Molina, an L.A. World Airports spokesman, said that maintaining the certificate no longer makes sense given the economic recession and the difficulty developing air service in the high-desert city, where eight airlines have come and gone since 1971.
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February 26, 2013 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday sought to determine whether Los Angeles airport officials have complied with a 2006 court settlement requiring them to spread the growth in flights at busy Los Angeles International Airport to others in the region. Supervisors directed the county counsel's office and William T Fujioka, the county's chief executive officer, to assess how well Los Angeles World Airports has implemented the agreement that ended a legal challenge to the plans of former Mayor James K. Hahn to modernize LAX. They must report to the board in 30 days.
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October 4, 1998 | HOWARD P. "BUCK" McKEON, Republican Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon represents the 25th District, which includes the Antelope, Santa Clarita and northern San Fernando valleys
There has been considerable controversy over the proposed expansion of Los Angeles International Airport. Earlier this year, Mayor Richard Riordan came to Washington to promote this plan, which he says is necessary to sustain Los Angeles' economic growth into the 21st century. Unfortunately, that argument misses the point. And it misses the best opportunity to accomplish something that would benefit all of Los Angeles: expanding Palmdale Regional Airport into a full-service commercial facility.
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December 17, 2009 | By Dan Weikel
Tenants at Van Nuys Airport on Thursday called on Los Angeles officials to freeze proposed rent increases and consider handing over the management to a private company that might run the popular airfield more efficiently. The action, sparked by the worst economic downturn in decades, is another indication of widespread dissatisfaction with the way the city has run its outlying airports, including L.A./Ontario International and Palmdale Regional, which is now closed. The Van Nuys Airport Assn.
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May 31, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ask a California-Nevada transportation committee to consider the Palmdale Regional Airport as a station site on the proposed high-speed train route from Southern California to Las Vegas. The California-Nevada Super-Speed Ground Transportation Commission is studying a rail line that would link the two states by a "super train." Although the Palmdale Regional Airport is now unused, the City Council voted to become involved in the process of providing possible train service to the site to keep alive its options in the future.
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June 9, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN
The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to negotiate a lease agreement with the city of Palmdale to build an 18-hole golf course on vacant land at Palmdale Regional Airport. Palmdale had requested the lease to build a golf course, driving range, restaurant, cocktail bar and associated facilities on 180 acres of airport property at the northwest corner of 50th Street East and Avenue P. The lease would be for 40 years.
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May 31, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ask a California-Nevada transportation committee to consider the Palmdale Regional Airport as a station site on the proposed high-speed train route from Southern California to Las Vegas. The California-Nevada Super-Speed Ground Transportation Commission is in the process of studying a rail line that would link the two states by means of a high-speed train using advanced technology. Nevada interests are promoting the super-train.
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May 26, 1994 | SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If Palmdale Regional Airport is ever going to take off, the community needs to use it, according to supporters who are searching for ways to lure more airlines to the airport. Owned by the city of Los Angeles, the airport has struggled over the years as a series of mostly small airlines have come and gone after typically short stays. In the mid- to late-1980s, the terminal even went unused.
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April 27, 1998
Jay Goldman (letter, April 18) must have his head in the smog if he thinks a commute from Monrovia to LAX is easier than a commute to Palmdale, especially now that the expanded lanes on Highway 14 are almost ready for use. No one has ever said that a Palmdale expansion was the answer to all of LAX's problems (that answer doesn't exist), but surely a Palmdale presence in the air transportation picture will help relieve the burden both for air travelers and for the imposed-on people in the airport area.
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April 21, 1999 | JOSEPH TREVINO
The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners approved a request for bids Tuesday for construction of a new cargo ramp at Palmdale Regional Airport. An estimated $1.5 million is needed to fund construction of the facility, with plans calling for it to be large enough to accommodate two cargo aircraft at the same time, said Scott Read, spokesman for the Los Angeles city department that runs the Palmdale airport. Plans also call for a bypass taxiway to be built, Read said.
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April 3, 2009 | Dan Weikel
Asserting more control over the effort to attract airline service to the Antelope Valley, the Palmdale City Council has authorized the creation of an aviation department and commission to oversee development of the now-closed Palmdale Regional Airport. The council's action Wednesday night will greatly reduce the role played by Los Angeles World Airports, which shuttered the commercial airport and removed its staff in February after decades of frustration trying to provide passenger service.
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January 27, 2009 | Dan Weikel
More than seven weeks after United Airlines canceled its flights out of Palmdale, Los Angeles World Airports announced Monday that it plans to surrender its federal certification to operate Palmdale Regional Airport as a commercial facility. Mike Molina, an L.A. World Airports spokesman, said that maintaining the certificate no longer makes sense given the economic recession and the difficulty developing air service in the high-desert city, where eight airlines have come and gone since 1971.
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December 17, 2008 | Dan Weikel
Reacting to the cancellation of passenger service this month at Palmdale Regional Airport, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday demanded that Los Angeles World Airports disclose its plans for the 17,000 acres it purchased in the high desert city but never developed into an international airport. The action is the latest in an ongoing effort by Supervisor Michael D.
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December 2, 2008 | Associated Press
The man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller will get back about half of the gold coins and cash seized by authorities in Boston after he was arrested for allegedly kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter. Prosecutors and attorneys for Rockefeller agreed Monday to turn over coins worth about $140,000 and $6,480 in cash so he can pay for his defense. Both sides said he got the money from a divorce settlement.
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November 18, 2008 | Dan Weikel, Weikel is a Times staff writer.
Reacting to United Airlines' decision to pull out of the L.A./Palmdale Regional Airport in December, officials for Los Angeles World Airports on Monday reiterated their support for spreading some of the future growth in air travel to other airports in the region instead of busy LAX. L.A.
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November 5, 2008 | Dan Weikel, Weikel is a Times staff writer.
Amid one of the worst economic downturns in the history of the airline industry, Los Angeles International Airport is shedding passengers faster than its peers across the country, threatening the revenue stream needed to modernize its aging facilities. In September, international and domestic travel through LAX declined 7.3% compared with the same time last year. Cargo plummeted about 17%. This is the biggest monthly drop in traffic this year, and even more declines are expected.
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April 21, 1999
The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners approved a request for bids Tuesday for the construction of a new cargo ramp at Palmdale Regional Airport. An estimated $1.5 million will provide for the construction of the new facility, which will be large enough to accommodate two cargo aircraft at the same time, said Scott Read, spokesman for the Los Angeles city department that runs the Palmdale airport. A bypass taxiway will be built, Read said.
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May 2, 1991
Citing "depressingly low" passenger levels, America West Airlines announced Wednesday it will eliminate all but one of its flights out of Palmdale Regional Airport on June 1, a setback for the fledgling facility. The airline, one of two at Palmdale airport, said its four daily flights to Las Vegas will be canceled and replaced with a single daily flight to Phoenix, its corporate base. America West ended a five-year absence of service at the airport when it began flights there Jan. 2, 1990.
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September 19, 2008 | David Zahniser and Phil Willon, Times Staff Writers
Dealing a setback to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's plan for a network of regional airports, United Airlines has decided to halt its service out of LA/Palmdale Regional Airport starting Dec. 7, city officials said Thursday. Los Angeles World Airports General Manager Gina Marie Lindsey said United, the only major carrier at Palmdale airport, was losing "significant money" on the initiative despite receiving government subsidies.
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June 18, 2008 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Trying to lure more passengers, United Airlines will double its flights at L.A./Palmdale Regional Airport, which has been struggling to attract travelers since air service resumed at the facility a year ago. Officials for Los Angeles World Airports announced Tuesday that United, the only commercial carrier at the airport, would increase daily flights from two to four and replace its current 50-seat regional jets with 30-seat turboprops, adding 20% more capacity.
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