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LAX officials announced that the popular FlyAway bus service will add a new line from Irvine in time for the holiday travel season. Officials estimate that the Irvine line -- the first from LAX into Orange County -- could serve up to 72,000 passengers in its first year of operation.

FlyAway already has lines connecting LAX to Van Nuys, Westwood and Union Station.

“Our FlyAway service is very popular with Los Angeles travelers,” said Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey in a statement. “We believe Irvine has the potential to be a viable alternative for travelers who prefer to ride rather than drive to LAX.”

Officials said they hoped the service would reduce vehicle traffic into the airport as well.


-- Shelby Grad