LAX SERVES 6 MILLION PASSENGERS IN JUNE, INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC MORE THAN DOUBLES YEAR-OVER-YEAR
07/26/2022 03:30 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2022
CONTACT: LAX Public Relations
LAX SERVES 6 MILLION PASSENGERS IN JUNE, INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC MORE
THAN DOUBLES YEAR-OVER-YEAR
(Los Angeles) In June, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) served more than 6 million passengers for the first time since January 2020, as international passenger traffic more than doubled year-over-year.
LAX served a total of 6,118,003 guests in June – the highest monthly volume since early 2020 – which was an increase of 25.2% compared with June 2021. International traffic more than doubled during the same period, increasing 112.9% with 1,621,442 international passengers compared with 761,489 international travelers in June 2021. Domestic passengers increased 8.9% compared with June 2021 (4,496,561 passengers compared to 4,126,205).
"As we enter the home stretch of the busy summer season, we are watching our international traffic increase and our strong domestic network take off," said Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). "We thank our guests who are returning to the skies, and our employees who continue to provide safe, secure and enjoyable travel experiences."
During the first half of the year, LAX served 30,646,463 passengers, an increase of 70.6% from the same period in 2021.
A total of 238,759 tons of air cargo was handled at LAX in June, a decrease of 3.2% from June 2021. The airport continues to rank as one of the busiest ports in the United States.
The complete June 2022 passenger traffic report can be viewed here.
About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX, the fifth-busiest airport in the world in 2021 with 48 million passengers, is in the midst of a $15-billion capital improvement program that will touch on all nine passenger terminals and build new facilities, including an Automated People Mover (APM) train, Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility and the West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal.
In 2019, LAX served nearly 88.1 million passengers and offered an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 113 destinations in the U.S. and 1,200 weekly nonstop flights to 91 markets in 46 countries on 72 commercial airlines.
LAX generates 620,600 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX's ongoing capital improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion; $966 million in state and local taxes; and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.
LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City's general fund.
LAWA is leading the aviation industry in sustainability practices, with initiatives related to water management, energy (electricity) management, air quality, recycling and natural resources management. In 2019, LAX received Level III ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation from Airports Council International-Europe.
LAWA is also a leader in inclusivity, operating eight programs that provide opportunities for business enterprises including local, small, minority-owned, veteran-owned and disadvantaged firms, and working together with community partners to offer the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program, which targets local workers to make them ready for rewarding careers in the construction trades, and the Build LAX Academy, designed to prepare small contracting businesses for success when working on projects at LAX.
LAX was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX in 2018, and was honored as the "Most Innovative Airport for Passenger Experience" in 2019 by the American Association of Airport Executives. LAX is the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to wego.com. Other recent honors have included selection as the No. 9 Best Airport (Wall Street Journal); No. 7 Best On-Time Performance for a Mega-Hub Airport (OAG); one of "The World's Best Airports for Business Travelers" (GlobeHunters); Public-Private Partnership of the Year (P3 Bulletin); Urth Caffe, Best Airport Coffee Concession of the Year (Global FAB Awards); Innovation of the Year, Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility (ARTBA); Best Project, United Airlines Terminal 7 and 8 Redevelopment Program (Engineering News Record California); North American Public-Private Partnership Deal of the Year (IJ Global); and Innovative Transportation Solution of the Year, Automated People Mover (WTS LA).
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