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FlyAway Bus service between LAX and Santa Monica ends

LAX FlyAway Bus
Passengers board the LAX FlyAway Bus on Hollywood Boulevard. The bus service between LAX and Santa Monica stopped operating Monday.
(Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)

After losing more than $1 million in two years, airport officials pulled the plug on LAX FlyAway Bus service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Santa Monica on Monday, a Los Angeles World Airports statement says.

The service was introduced to reduce traffic congestion by giving travelers an alternative way to get to the airport. But, the statement says, ridership turned out to be low, averaging 1.3 riders per trip, and the service lost $1.17 million.

Airport commissioners decided June 2 to cut the service.

The Santa Monica bus service started in July 2014 and picked up/dropped off passengers on Second Street near the Santa Monica Pier. A one-way ticket cost $8.

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FlyAway service continues at six other sites: Van Nuys, Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, Westwood (at UCLA), Hollywood, the Orange Line’s Woodley Avenue stop and Long Beach.

One-way fares range from $8 to $10.

Info: LAX FlyAway Bus

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