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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):

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In 1981, LAX began a $700 million expansion in preparation for the 1984 Summer Olympics.
  • LAX has nine passenger terminals arranged in the shape of the letter U or a horseshoe.
  • 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.
  • Mines Field opened as the airport of Los Angeles in 1930 and the city purchased it to be a municipal airfield in 1937.
  • Los Angeles International Airport handled 66,667,619 passengers last year.
  • 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.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has 4 runways.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Set ZVA as destination Airport Get more information about Miandrivazo Airport