Los Angeles International Airport facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLos Angeles International Airport
|IATA: LAX – ICAO: KLAX – FAA LID: LAX|
|Owner||City of Los Angeles|
|Operator||Los Angeles World Airports|
|Serves||Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area|
|Location||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Elevation AMSL||126 ft / 38 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX, ICAO: KLAX, FAA LID: LAX) is the airport which serves Los Angeles, California, United States. It is often called LAX, its airport code. The letters usually said by themselves. LAX is in southwestern Los Angeles in the neighborhood of Westchester, 16 mi (26 km) from the downtown core.
With 61,895,548 passengers in 2007, LAX is the fifth busiest airport in the world and is served by direct flights to North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and The Middle East. The airport is a small hub for American Airlines and United Airlines and a focus city for Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Southwest Airlines.
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Runway layout at LAX
Hangar No. 1 was the first structure at LAX, built in 1929, restored in 1990 and remaining in active use.
FlyAway Bus at Los Angeles Union Station
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