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Your Complete Guide to Los Angeles Airport

The official IATA code for this airport is LAX and in some ways it hints at the relaxed lifestyle that Californian weather promises holidaymakers and those who wish to relocate to the west coast of the United States.

Some of the world’s best known airlines fly into Los Angeles: Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Air Pacific, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, Emirates, Iberia Airlines, Japan Airlines, Korean Airlines, Lufthansa and Malaysia Airlines to name but a few of the 77 airlines using the airport.

Los Angeles Airport offers a wide variety of shops and stalls to passengers, who have a little spare time to browse for gifts. At terminal 1 there are the Kidsworks, Crews of California and the See’s Candies stalls for example, where passengers can buy last minute gifts for family and friends at home.

In addition, the other 8 terminals have also shops and stalls, where passengers can buy anything from toiletries to books, fashion and electronics, food and drink. All 7 terminals have food and beverages outlets, which range from La Brea Bakery and Euro Coffee & Haagen Dazs for small snacks to Burger King, Daily Grill and Hamada Orient Express for more substantial meals. There are branded outlets, independent bars and hospitality services to provide passengers with tasty and affordable meals and drinks, while they wait to board their planes. The style of the cuisine reflects Los Angeles’ multicultural society and openess to new ideas.

The airport served 59 million passengers last year alone and numbers are rising. Offering some 565 daily flights to 81 US destinations and over 1,000 weekly nonstop flights to international destinations in some 66 countries, Los Angeles Airport ranks as the sixth busiest in the world and the third busiest in the USA. It’s cargo operations alone are worth $84 billion.

Given the huge number of passengers LAX Airport has to deal with on a daily basis, there are also a large number of hotels catering for every taste and most budgets. There are the Holiday Inn and the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, the Embassy Suites, the Four Points Barcelo Hotel Sheraton, the Hacienda Hotel, the Crowne Plaza and the Courtyard by Marriott to name but a few, where passengers can find convenient and comfortable accommodation during their stay in the city or rest overnight to board their early morning onward flight to other destinations in the US or overseas.

In order to adapt to the rising passenger numbers and their higher expectations of what a modern airport should be like, Los Angeles Airport is undergoing a refurbishment and re-development programme worth $4.11 billion, a project that is envisaged to generate some 40,000 local job opportunities. $1.5 billion of this budget is going to be spent on the ambitious Bradley West Project, providing gates for the very latest-generation aircraft currently being built. There will be new concourses and comfortable new seating areas with new retail and dining facilities as well as improved security faculties for screening, customs processing and immigration handling.

In addition, there will be major improvements made to the airfields and new taxi lanes and taxiways are going to be built as well as renovations to the existing terminal buildings.

International tourism adds a huge amount of money to the local economy. Last year approximately 59,000 jobs were directly and indirectly linked to the airport and overall employment that is influenced by the airport is deemed to be around 158,000 in the greater LA area. International flights contribute $82.1 billion to Southern California’s municipal coffers and the city and its districts and associated cities of Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura Counties benefit from the 363,700 direct and indirect jobs this creates.

Passengers wishing to find out more about LAX Airport should visit the official website at http://www.lawa.org or continue reading the pages on this site.

LAX is the 3 letter AATA code for Los Angeles Airport. To help you in your arrival or departure you can enter the following GPS details – 33.94250, -118.40722 into your Smartphone or in-car GPS system to help you get directions from the airport.

You can see below a selection of nonstop flights covered from Los Angeles with approximate times.

Destination Weekly Flights Distance
Albuquerque (ABQ) 0 1,087 Km (676 Miles)
Fort Worth Alliance (AFW) 0 1,956 Km (1,215 Miles)
Auckland (AKL) 0 10,486 Km (6,516 Miles)
Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) 0 8,955 Km (5,565 Miles)
Anchorage Ted Stevens Anchorage (ANC) 0 3,771 Km (2,343 Miles)
Aspen (ASE) 0 1,184 Km (736 Miles)
Atlanta (ATL) 0 3,126 Km (1,942 Miles)
Austin (AUS) 0 1,994 Km (1,239 Miles)
Bakersfield (BFL) 0 176 Km (109 Miles)
Billings (BIL) 0 1,562 Km (971 Miles)