12/28/2022 12:00 PM


For Immediate Release
Dec. 28, 2022

LAX Public Relations 
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(Los Angeles) With more than 5.5 million passengers in November, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) exceeded 60 million passengers for the first 11 months of the year, driven largely by continued growth in international traffic.

The airport reported a total of 5,582,337 passengers in November, an increase of about 13% from 4,928,977 total passengers in the same month last year. International passenger traffic grew from 877,281 travelers in November 2021 to 1,456,717 passengers in November 2022, an increase of about 66%.

“The innovative concept behind Hudson Nonstop gives our guests the convenience and speed they are looking for when they are shopping in an airport store,” said Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, LAWA. “LAX is building a digital marketplace that allows passengers to control their journey using the latest available technology, and Hudson Nonstop fits seamlessly into what we want our guests to experience.”

"The growth in LAX passenger traffic this year has been driven in large part by an increased return to international travel, which totals about 15 million passengers through November," said Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). "These are the best numbers we have seen since the pandemic began in early 2020. While our overall recovery will take additional time to reach the record-setting numbers of 2019, we are optimistic that travel will continue to strengthen in 2023."

For the year through November, overall passenger traffic at LAX is up 40.5% compared with the same time in 2021 with a total of 60,151,830 passengers. The number of international guests during that time is up 115.74% compared to 2021 (14,911,123 vs. 6,911,477), while domestic passengers are up 26.01% (45,240,707 vs. 35,902,018).

The complete November 2022 passenger traffic report can be viewed here.

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX, the fourth-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States, was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX. LAX served more than 87.5 million passengers in 2018 and offers an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 109 cities in the U.S. and 1,281 weekly nonstop flights to 93 markets in 47 countries on 69 commercial airlines. LAX ranks 10th in the world in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.4 million tons of air cargo. LAX handled 707,883 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2018.

LAX generated 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 was honored as having the “Best Overall Customer Service Program” by Airports Council International-North America; named the “Best Airport for Breastfeeding Moms” by Mamava; selected for the Top 10 “Best of the U.S.’s Big Airports” (Wall Street Journal) and “Most Pet-Friendly Airports in the U.S. (Mental Floss); named the second-most improved airport in the U.S. by JD Power; received an “Innovation Award” from the L.A. Better Business Challenge for its Central Utility Plant; and named a “Business Leader in Air Quality” by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

LAX is also the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to 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, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.

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