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Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024

Valley Gets Second LAX Bus

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on Thursday approved a $76 million Fly Away contract that will add bus service to LAX from a second San Fernando Valley location. The seven-year contract with Pacific Coast Sightseeing Tours and Charters Inc. adds a Fly Away location to the Woodley Avenue stop of the Orange Line busway beginning Oct. 1. The contract also retains service from an existing Fly Away terminal on Woodley Avenue in Van Nuys and from Union Station. The $8 fare will rise to $9 on Jan. 1 and to $9.75 in 2017. Pacific Coast, in Anaheim, was one of five charter operators submitting proposals for the contract. It was chosen to replaces Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation Inc. The company, owned by transportation holding company Coach USA LLC, has provided charter bus service for about 10 years, including for airport shuttles, tours in the Los Angeles and Anaheim areas, and as a contractor for Megabus. Los Angeles World Airports also provides Fly Away service to LAX from Santa Monica and Hollywood for $8 per trip and from Westwood for $10 per trip. Fares on those routes are not changing.

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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