LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - Next time you're at the Los Angeles Airport you may find yourself hearing some familiar voices over the PA system.
"Los Angeles is globally recognized as the entertainment capital of the world, offering the best in movies, television, sports, music, food and culture,'' said Deborah Flint, CEO of Los Angeles World Airports. “We continue to put the Los Angeles in LAX by offering our guests immersive experiences,from fashion shows to performances by local musicians and artists. We are excited to begin welcoming tens of millions of people with voices of iconic, local personalities.''
A few of the celebrities added include comedian and talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel, third baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Turner, conductor and artistic director of the Los Angeles PhilharmonicGustavo Dudamel, and Susan Feniger a Los Angeles-based chef, author, radio and TV personality.
More celebrity voices are slated to be added later. The new voices went into effect July 30th.
"We apologize for the construction, but you'll forget all about it once you get on the 405,'' Kimmel says in his recorded message. “We hope you enjoy your stay in Los Angeles, and if you need anything at all, call Matt Damon. He has no friends.''
The welcome messages will rotate throughout the day and will be replaced on a regular basis with new voice broadcast on the overhead announcement system at curbs and inside terminals. The messages will identify each speaker and welcome travelers to Los Angeles.