Los Angeles International Airport

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Los Angeles International Airport
Type Public
Owner City of Los Angeles
Operator Los Angeles World Airports
City served Greater Los Angeles Area
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Opened 1930
Status In operation
Hub for Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines
Focus city for Air New Zealand, Allegiant Air, Qantas, Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Volaris
Timezone Pacific Time Zone (UTC-08:00)
Coordinates 33°56′33″N 118°24′29″W
Website www.lawa.org

Los Angeles International Airport (more commonly known by its ICAO airport code LAX) is the major airport serving Los Angeles. 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.


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