Guide Through the Los Angeles Airport
Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX, ICAO: KLAX, FAA LID: LAX), the biggest airport in California,is the leading airport in Los Angeles serving more than 70 million travelers per year. The airport is locally referredto as LAX. The three-letterabbreviation is a code of the airport. Some travelers might wonder what does the X stand for; however, the truth is that it does not stand for anything but is just a random letter in the code. Before 1930’s airports could have the two-lettercode, so the codefor LAX used to be LA, but because of the growth of the aviationindustry, soon the codeschanged to three-letter ones, andthe X had been addedto LA, that is how LAX happenedandotherwise,X does not have any specific meaning.
The airport is ownedby LAWA – Los Angeles World Airports, an agency of the government of Los Angeles. LAX is the primary international doorway to theUnited States. The number of passengers at the airport in 2017 exceeded 84 million, making LAX fifth busiest airport in the world, and the second most occupied in the United States.Some of the travelers use the airport as a connection point for their international flights; however much more travelers begin and end their trip at LAX than use it as a connection point.
LAX is also a hub for more passenger airlines than any other airport in the United States and has deep connections to Latin America and Asia. The airport is the third busiest airport in the world according to aircraft movements which in 2015 reached over 650,000.
The airport has nine different passenger terminals that are arrangedin the shapeof a horseshoe. LAX offers 692 daily flights to 85 different cities and 928 weekly direct flights to 67 citiesof 34 different countries on 59 different air careers.