Air Passenger Traffic
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

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

(Domestic and International)

For scheduled carriers, scheduled commuters and charters

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
1991-2016

Year Total Departing Arriving
2016 80,921,527 40,555,638 40,365,889
2015 74,956,305 37,550,046 37,406,259
2014 70,663,519 35,320,501 35,343,018
2013 66,665,726 33,335,386 33,330,340
2012 63,688,121 31,857,135 31,830,986
2011 61,862,052 30,923,005 30,939,047
2010 59,070,127 29,605,542 29,464,585
2009 56,520,843 28,288,211 28,232,632
2008 59,820,750 29,933,581 29,887,169
2007 62,438,583 31,244,261 31,194,322
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
Year Total Departing Arriving
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
1997-2016

For scheduled carriers, scheduled commuters and charters

Year Domestic International Total
2016 58,071,363 22,850,164 80,921,527
2015 54,196,181 20,740,075 74,936,256
2014 51,556,545 19,105,667 70,662,212
2013 48,815,509 17,852,110 66,667,619
2012 46,535,207 17,152,914 63,688,121
2011 45,130,728 16,731,324 61,862,052
2010 43,134,145 15,935,264 59,069,409
2009 41,419,913 15,100,930 56,520,843
2008 43,130,864 16,684,782 59,815,646
2007 45,190,615 17,247,968 62,438,583
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

Note: Passengers include in-transit

Source: Los Angeles World Airports



In 2016, scheduled carrier domestic passenger departures and arrivals were about 29 million each way. Scheduled carrier international passenger departures and arrivals were about 11.5 million and 11.3 million respectively.
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