Los Angeles World Airports joins the FTE Innovation & Startup Hub

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is the newest member of the FTE Innovation & Startup Hub.

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is the newest member of the FTE Innovation & Startup Hub – the world’s first-ever air transport innovation network.

LAWA, which owns and operates Los Angeles International and Van Nuys general aviation airports, becomes the 14th Corporate Partner, joining a selection of the world’s most pioneering airports and airlines as a member of this unique air transport innovation programme.

Through its membership, LAWA will have the opportunity to engage with hundreds of the most relevant air transport industry startups and scaleups online and at members-only events. In addition, LAWA will make a valuable contribution to the Innovation Hub, which promotes peer-to-peer collaboration to help drive innovation for the benefit of the entire industry.

Barbara Yamamoto, Director of Guest Experience & Innovation, LAWA, said: “Los Angeles World Airports is leveraging innovative digital technologies to increase safety and security, create an exceptional experience and improve efficiency in our operations and for our guests. We are excited to join the FTE Innovation & Startup Hub, where we will collaborate with other leaders in the aviation sector to share ideas and best practices, and challenge one another to continue to raise the bar for what is possible with innovation at airports.”

Ryan Ghee, Head of Strategy & Development, FTE Innovation & Startup Hub, commented: “The FTE Innovation & Startup Hub is dedicated to creating a collaborative network of the most pioneering organisations from across the air transport industry. To have LAWA, a truly forward-thinking airport operator that is responsible for one of the busiest international airports in the world, join as a Corporate Partner marks an exciting milestone for us.

“We look forward to working closely with the LAWA team to add value to their business, including by introducing them to startups and scaleups who can help them further enhance the customer experience and optimise operational efficiency.”

The portfolio of FTE Innovation & Startup Hub Corporate Partners also includes the likes of United Airlines, Hamad International Airport, Southwest Airlines, Gatwick Airport, JetBlue Airways, Vantage Airport Group, Japan Airlines, Hong Kong International Airport, Vancouver Airport Authority, Winnipeg Airports Authority, Securiport, Viva Air Labs and Tampa International Airport.

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