Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the world's fifth busiest passenger airport and ranks sixth in air cargo tonnage handled, and its popularity shows no sign of decreasing.
Originally known as Mines Field, the LAX site has been used as a general aviation field since 1928. During World War II, it was used for military flights. Commercial airline service started in December 1946. The present terminal complex was constructed in 1961. In the early 1980s, LAX added domestic and international terminals and a second-level roadway.
In 2004 more than 60 million people traveled through LAX. A commerce leader, its air cargo system handled more than two million tons of goods. LAX handled about 70 percent of the passengers, 75 percent of the air cargo, and 95 percent of the international passengers and cargo traffic in the five-county Southern California region.
This is the current weather in Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, United States:
This is a report for Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, United States. The report was made 615 hours and 53 minutes ago, at 15:53 UTC. The wind was blowing at a speed of 4.6 miles per hour (2.1 meters per second) from south/southwest (210°). The temperature was 72 °F (22 °C), with a dew-point at 63 °F (17 °C). The temperature feels like 74 °F (23 °C). The atmospheric pressure was 30.02 inHg (1017 hPa). The relative humidity was 73.3%. There were scattered clouds at a height of 1500 feet (457 meter) and The sky was overcast from a height of 1800 feet (549 meter). The overall visibility was 8.0 miles (12.9 kilometers).
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|Total logged Flights||...............||4534|
|Total Flight Hours||...............||8350.76|
|Average Flight Time||...............||1.84|