Air Passenger Traffic
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Paul Tzanetopoulos's entryway pylons at LAX. Photo courtesy of Skeeze & Pixabay.com.

(Domestic and International)

In 1995, a report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine named food offerings at LAX concessionaires to be the healthiest in the nation after reviewing menus at these restaurants.


  • Passenger Traffic Totals - Arriving & Departing
  • Passenger Traffic Totals - Domestic & International

Passenger Annual Traffic Totals - Arriving & Departing

Year Total Departing Arriving
2006 61,041,066 30,500,130 30,540,936
2005 61,489,523 30,649,324 30,840,074
2004 60,704,568 30,343,873 30,360,695
2003 54,982,838 27,544,606 27,438,232
2002 56,223,843 28,181,481 28,042,362
2001 61,606,253 30,598,323 31,007,930
2000 67,303,182 33,836,077 33,467,105
1999 64,279,571 32,298,944 31,980,627
1998 61,215,712 30,826,859 30,388,853
1997 60,142,588 30,313,688 29,828,900
1996 57,974,559 29,162,942 28,811,617
1995 53,909,223 27,234,353 26,674,870
1994 51,050,275 25,812,087 25,238,188
1993 47,844,794 24,141,068 23,703,726
1992 46,964,555 23,732,371 23,232,184
1991 45,668,204 22,954,976 22,713,228

Passenger Traffic Totals - Domestic & International

Year Domestic International Total
2006 44,129,974 16,911,092 61,041,066
2005 44,003,260 17,486,263 61,489,523
2004 44,228,427 16,476,141 60,704,568
2003 40,346,127 14,623,903 54,970,030
2002 41,379,168 14,844,675 56,223,843
2001 45,656,025 15,950,228 61,606,253
2000 49,926,815 17,376,367 67,303,182
1999 48,464,413 15,815,158 64,279,571
1998 46,126,904 15,088,808 61,215,712
1997 45,395,749 14,746,839 60,142,588

Passengers include intransit

Source: Los Angeles World Airports



Air Passengers from New York to Los Angeles in the 1930s left Newark, New Jersey, and flew 19 hours, refueling four times. The planes could seat only 20 passengers and were not pressurized.
Source: Curious California, by Ray Reynolds, 1989