LAX to ban curbside pickup for ride-hailing companies

Los Angeles Times has reported Los Angeles International Airport has announced it will end curbside pickup by ride-hailing services outside its terminals, the company said.

Los Angeles World Airports said beginning October 29, travelers to hair an Uber or Lyft or a taxi shuttled to a parking lot next to Terminal 1, where they can book their rides. Drop-offs at terminals will still be allowed.

The airport said the decision is in response to worsening congestion at the airport, which is undergoing a USD 14-billion overhaul of its aging road network and terminals. In recent months, construction has often required LAX to close some lanes. And because airlines have been adding routes, more people are coming to the airport in general.

Passenger volume increased from 63.7 million in 2012 to 87.5 million in 2018, according to LAX officials.