AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAnd grow it must. This service in Palmdale is an important step in the necessary future of regionalizing air traffic in the greater Los Angeles region. It was a long time coming, and the region can’t afford to have it fail. LAX, with its safety and crowding challenges, can’t take on all the new air traffic in future years. LAWA and United, and even the small group of Palmdale flyers, must do everything they can to help the public learn to fly regionally. Region can’t afford to let Palmdale Airport founder. The Palmdale Airport might only serve a tiny fraction of the air travelers who use Los Angeles International Airport. But, in general, they find a much better experience – free and easy parking, shorter lines and overall less hassle. So why are so few people taking advantage of it? The new, twice-daily United Airlines flights from Palmdale to the Bay Area are on average only one-third full after six months of service. Los Angeles World Airport and United officials don’t seem to find those numbers alarming; it’s a learning period and they expect the numbers to grow with time. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!