Bob Hope Airport advertising concessionaire Alliance Airport Advertising has completed installation work on nine electrical charging stations in the terminal gate areas, bringing a long-sought amenity to Airport patrons at no cost to the user, thanks to ads to be placed near the stations.
The stations in the Terminal A gate areas were custom-designed for the Airport and were built into metal strips along the backs of selected chairs. Each chair charging station contains 12 USB ports and 12 plug-in electrical outlets, for a total of 192 power sources. A station featuring a countertop, seating and 40 USB ports and outlets was installed in Terminal B.
“My phone was dying, and this makes it easy to take a call,” said passenger Tim Nelson, who had just completed a telephone conversation.
The installation of the additional outlets satisfies a longtime passenger demand for more charging stations, and follows the model of the free in-terminal Wi-Fi arranged by Alliance through a sponsorship agreement with ABC7, the ABC-owned television station located in nearby Glendale.