LAX's FlyAway bus will offer extended Thanksgiving service. (Creative Commons)

Los Angeles International Airport is offering new shuttles in Santa Monica and Century City through the week of Thanksgiving.

Residents can catch the LAX Holiday Shuttle every hour from 1925 Arizona Ave. in Santa Monica through Monday, Dec. 2, except for Thanksgiving day, LAX officials said. The shuttle runs from 5 a.m. to midnight and costs $10 each way.

At LAX, the shuttle will pick up passengers at the “Pink” stops on the inner lanes on the arrivals level.

Deborah Flint, the CEO of Los Angeles World Airports, said the airport is offering the service because an unprecedented number of Angelenos will be traveling this Thanksgiving. About half a million people are expected to fly throughout the week.

LAX’s parking capacity is limited due to construction and holiday demand, officials said. Additionally, airline catering workers are planning a labor action Tuesday that will cause delays.

“This Thanksgiving holiday is projected to be the busiest on record, which means like last year, traffic will be bad during peak times, so our guests should know that they have many choices to access and leave LAX,” Flint said.

Officials said they can expand LAXit, the airport’s new pickup area for Uber, Lyft and taxis, to accommodate Thanksgiving demand, but are urging travelers to use the shuttles to avoid long wait times and congestion.

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