Los Angeles International Airport

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LAX is the ICAO airport code for Los Angeles International Airport. Once known as Mines Field, it has been an airport since 1928. Howard Hughes once had a private landing strip during WWII.[1] LAX commercial air travel began in 1946. Government spending created a huge aircraft industry in Los Angeles. Currently, LAX serves more than 90 international commercial and cargo airlines. Southern California's economy greatly benefits from over 80 billion dollars in revenue.[2]


  • There are more than 21,144 parking spaces available from public lots.
  • 1,000 cargo flights each day.
  • The iconic Theme Building is a futuristic restaurant designed by Eddie Soto.
  • Air Traffic Control tower is 277-feet high
  • Four parallel runways.
  • City of L.A. Population: 3,850,000.

External links


  1. The History of LAX WestchesterLAX.com
  2. LAWA.org