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LAX Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: LAX / KLAX
Airport Name: Los Angeles International Airport
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
GPS Coordinates: 33°56'33"N by 118°24'29"W
Area Served: Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area
Operator/Owner: City of Los Angeles
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 126 feet (38 meters)
# of Runways: 4
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Facts about Los Angeles International Airport (LAX):

  • On Friday, October 12, Endeavour left the hangar at 2:00 a.m.
  • Los Angeles International Airport handled 66,667,619 passengers last year.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has 4 runways.
  • The April 1957 Official Airline Guide showed 66 weekday departures on United Airlines, 32 American Airlines, 32 Western Airlines, 27 TWA, nine Southwest, five Bonanza Air Lines and three Mexicana Airlines.
  • The furthest airport from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is Pierrefonds Airport (ZSE), which is located 11,487 miles (18,487 kilometers) away in Saint-Pierre, Réunion.
  • American Airlines' 707-123s flew the first jet passengers out of LAX to New York in January 1959.
  • In 1996 a $29 million, 277-foot-tall air traffic control tower was built near the Theme Building.
  • In 1958, the architecture firm Pereira & Luckman was contracted to plan the re-design of the airport for the "jet age".
  • The closest airport to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is Hawthorne Municipal Airport (HHR), which is located only 4 miles (7 kilometers) ESE of LAX.
  • Today, LAX is in the midst of a $4.11 billion renovation and improvement program to expand and rehabilitate the Tom Bradley International Terminal to accommodate the next generation of larger aircraft, as well as handle the growing number of flights to and from the Southern California region, and to develop the Central Terminal Area of the airport to include streamlined passenger processing, public transportation and updated central utility plants.
  • Because of Los Angeles International Airport's relatively low elevation of 126 feet, planes can take off or land at Los Angeles International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.

Map of Nearest Airports from Los Angeles International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Los Angeles International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
14.39 miles (7.06 km) ESEHawthorne Municipal Airport (HHR)Hawthorne, California, United StatesView Hawthorne Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Hawthorne Municipal Airport Set HHR as destination Airport Get more information about Hawthorne Municipal Airport
25.64 miles (9.08 km) NNWSanta Monica Airport (SMO)Santa Monica, California, United StatesView Santa Monica Airport on a map View satellite image of Santa Monica Airport Set SMO as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Monica Airport
310.10 miles (16.26 km) ESECompton/Woodley Airport (CPM)Compton, California, United StatesView Compton/Woodley Airport on a map View satellite image of Compton/Woodley Airport Set CPM as destination Airport Get more information about Compton/Woodley Airport
410.38 miles (16.71 km) SSEZamperini FieldLomita Landing Strip (TOA)Torrance, California, United StatesView Zamperini FieldLomita Landing Strip on a map View satellite image of Zamperini FieldLomita Landing Strip Set TOA as destination Airport Get more information about Zamperini FieldLomita Landing Strip
517.05 miles (27.43 km) ESELong Beach Airport (JLB)Long Beach, California, United StatesView Long Beach Airport on a map View satellite image of Long Beach Airport Set JLB as destination Airport Get more information about Long Beach Airport
617.05 miles (27.43 km) ESELong Beach Airport (LGB)Long Beach, California, United StatesView Long Beach Airport on a map View satellite image of Long Beach Airport Set LGB as destination Airport Get more information about Long Beach Airport
718.05 miles (29.05 km) NBob Hope Airport (BUR)Burbank, California, United StatesView Bob Hope Airport on a map View satellite image of Bob Hope Airport Set BUR as destination Airport Get more information about Bob Hope Airport
819.05 miles (30.66 km) NNWVan Nuys Airport (VNY)Van Nuys, California, United StatesView Van Nuys Airport on a map View satellite image of Van Nuys Airport Set VNY as destination Airport Get more information about Van Nuys Airport
921.89 miles (35.23 km) NWhiteman Airport (WHP)Los Angeles, California, United StatesView Whiteman Airport on a map View satellite image of Whiteman Airport Set WHP as destination Airport Get more information about Whiteman Airport
1023.57 miles (37.94 km) ENESan Gabriel Valley (El Monte) Airport (EMT)El Monte, California, United StatesView San Gabriel Valley (El Monte) Airport on a map View satellite image of San Gabriel Valley (El Monte) Airport Set EMT as destination Airport Get more information about San Gabriel Valley (El Monte) Airport
1125.04 miles (40.29 km) EFullerton Municipal Airport (FUL)Fullerton, California, United StatesView Fullerton Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Fullerton Municipal Airport Set FUL as destination Airport Get more information about Fullerton Municipal Airport
1236.06 miles (58.03 km) ESEJohn Wayne Airport (SNA)Santa Ana, California, United StatesView John Wayne Airport on a map View satellite image of John Wayne Airport Set SNA as destination Airport Get more information about John Wayne Airport
1337.14 miles (59.77 km) SCatalina AirportBuffalo Springs Airport (CIB)Avalon, California, United StatesView Catalina AirportBuffalo Springs Airport on a map View satellite image of Catalina AirportBuffalo Springs Airport Set CIB as destination Airport Get more information about Catalina AirportBuffalo Springs Airport
1437.32 miles (60.06 km) ENEBrackett Field (POC)La Verne, California, United StatesView Brackett Field on a map View satellite image of Brackett Field Set POC as destination Airport Get more information about Brackett Field
1542.64 miles (68.62 km) WNWNaval Air Station Point Mugu (NTD)Point Mugu, California, United StatesView Naval Air Station Point Mugu on a map View satellite image of Naval Air Station Point Mugu Set NTD as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Air Station Point Mugu

Map of Furthest Airports from Los Angeles International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Los Angeles International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,487.16 miles (18,486.75 km) SSEPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map View satellite image of Pierrefonds Airport Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
211,473.01 miles (18,463.98 km) SSESir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map View satellite image of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
311,461.58 miles (18,445.58 km) SSERoland Garros Airport (RUN)St Denis, Réunion, FranceView Roland Garros Airport on a map View satellite image of Roland Garros Airport Set RUN as destination Airport Get more information about Roland Garros Airport
411,450.72 miles (18,428.10 km) SSir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map View satellite image of Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
511,364.77 miles (18,289.78 km) ESETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map View satellite image of Tôlanaro Airport Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
611,242.53 miles (18,093.05 km) SEMananjary Airport (MNJ)Mananjary, MadagascarView Mananjary Airport on a map View satellite image of Mananjary Airport Set MNJ as destination Airport Get more information about Mananjary Airport
711,239.67 miles (18,088.45 km) ESEAmpanihy Airport (AMP)Ampanihy, MadagascarView Ampanihy Airport on a map View satellite image of Ampanihy Airport Set AMP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampanihy Airport
811,202.21 miles (18,028.16 km) SEFianarantsoa Airport (WFI)Fianarantsoa, MadagascarView Fianarantsoa Airport on a map View satellite image of Fianarantsoa Airport Set WFI as destination Airport Get more information about Fianarantsoa Airport
911,108.75 miles (17,877.75 km) SEToamasino Airport (TMM)Toamasina, MadagascarView Toamasino Airport on a map View satellite image of Toamasino Airport Set TMM as destination Airport Get more information about Toamasino Airport
1011,076.72 miles (17,826.20 km) SEIvato International Airport (TNR)Antananarivo, MadagascarView Ivato International Airport on a map View satellite image of Ivato International Airport Set TNR as destination Airport Get more information about Ivato International Airport
1111,074.34 miles (17,822.39 km) SEManja Airport (MJA)Manja, Menabe, MadagascarView Manja Airport on a map View satellite image of Manja Airport Set MJA as destination Airport Get more information about Manja Airport
1211,062.96 miles (17,804.07 km) SESainte Marie Airport (SMS)Île Sainte-Marie, MadagascarView Sainte Marie Airport on a map View satellite image of Sainte Marie Airport Set SMS as destination Airport Get more information about Sainte Marie Airport
1311,056.11 miles (17,793.04 km) ESEAndavadoaka Airport (DVD)Andavadoaka, Toliara province, Atsimo-Andrefana region, MadagascarView Andavadoaka Airport on a map View satellite image of Andavadoaka Airport Set DVD as destination Airport Get more information about Andavadoaka Airport
1411,045.11 miles (17,775.34 km) ESEMorombe Airport (MXM)Morombe, MadagascarView Morombe Airport on a map View satellite image of Morombe Airport Set MXM as destination Airport Get more information about Morombe Airport
1511,033.83 miles (17,757.18 km) SEMiandrivazo Airport (ZVA)Miandrivazo, MadagascarView Miandrivazo Airport on a map View satellite image of Miandrivazo Airport Set ZVA as destination Airport Get more information about Miandrivazo Airport